Commission unveils proposals to rename bases named after Confederate leaders

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The congressional naming commission which was set up to remove Confederate names from military bases has unveiled proposals to rename nine bases. The proposed names include women, African-American and Latino service members.

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The proposed names include women, African-American, Native American and Latino service members, a nod to the diverse ranks the US military has benefited from over the years. The commission, however, also recommended renaming a few of the bases after White men.The renaming of bases with Confederate monikers became a hot button political issue in the final months of the Trump administration, when then-President Donald Trump blasted the idea, accusing others of wanting to"throw those names away." Trump had vetoed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which included the Naming Commission, but in the waning days of his administration, Congress delivered its first and only veto override during his tenure, approving the legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support.10 military posts are named for these Confederate commanders. The Army is thinking about changing thatThe naming commission solicited suggestions for possible new names to the US Army bases through a public website. They received more than 34,000 submissions for possible names to rename the bases, Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule, US Army, Retired, Vice Chair of the Naming Commission said during a roundtable on Tuesday.Read MoreFrom the 34,000 suggestions, the commission narrowed the list to 3,670 names as possible contenders, then down to 87, and finally to the list of recommendations they released today."Every name either originated from or resonated with the local communities. The feedback we received assisted us in narrowing the options and proved vital in helping us reach our final recommendations," Seidule said. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcomed the proposals."Today's announcement highlights the commission's efforts to propose nine new installation names that reflect the courage, values, sacrifices, and diversity of our military men and women," Austin said in a statement.Austin will have the final say on the renaming of bases and the commission's final recommendations to Congress are due on October 1.Here are the nine bases that could have their names changed. Fort A.P. Hill to Fort WalkerThe commission suggested changing the name of Virginia's Fort A.P. Hill, named after Lt. Gen. Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill, a Confederate commander, to Fort Walker. Dr. Mary Walker was the Army's first female surgeon and was ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War. "Dr. Mary Walker's service to the nation, perseverance over significant obstacles based on her gender, and lifelong fight for equality serve as an example and inspiration for all Americans," the commission said in a release. Fort Polk to Fort JohnsonFort Polk in Louisiana, named after a Confederate commander, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, could become Fort Johnson in honor of Sgt. William Henry Johnson. The African American soldier is considered one of the first heroes of World War I after he fought off about two dozen Germans alone, killing at least four. He was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. "His story embodies an indomitable will to win against all odds, the sacrifices borne by our soldiers, and the many heritages of our military heroes," the release said. Fort Bragg to Fort LibertyNorth Carolina's Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world, could be named Fort Liberty, according to the commission's recommendations, the only one of the facilities named after an American value instead of an individual or group of people.Gen. Braxton Bragg was unpopular Confederate general who garnered a lot of criticism for his often subpar performance on the field, accompanied by a hot temper and combative personality. ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH

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You and members of the Naming Commission ought to know the monument at ANC is NOT about hate. It is about peacemaking. The scuptor named it 'New South' zi will send article by John D Davidson. I totally support the removal of the Confederate names, but to be contrived and replace with minorities in a feeble attempt to be PC is just gross. How about using Nature names like Trees or Geology or Animals?

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommendedAn independent commission is recommending new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers

Congressional commission releases recommendations to rename military basesA congressional commission tasked with coming up with new names for U.S. Army bases named after Confederate officers reveals its recommended replacements. Why r we doing this. Those who fought with the South were traitors, certainly not deserving of the honor of having anything but a sewer named for them. They made a conscious choice to lead an insurrection against our country. Every Southern soldier should have been exiled. I was hoping for one named after John McCain.

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommendedFort Bragg would become Fort Liberty as a panel recommends new names for Army bases that commemorate Confederate officers.

NYC army base renames Robert E. Lee street for Black veteran - New York Amsterdam NewsNEW YORK (AP) — A street inside New York City's sole army base now bears the name of a Black Congressional Medal of Honor recipient rather than a Confederate general.

Panel recommends new names for Fort Bragg, other Army basesFort Bragg would become Fort Liberty as a panel recommends new names for Army bases that commemorate Confederate officers.

Panel recommends new names for Army basesAs the new name for Fort Rucker, Alabama will be Fort Novosel.

(CNN)The congressional naming commission which was set up to remove Confederate names from military bases has unveiled proposals to rename nine bases on Tuesday.Expand Renaming Army Bases FILE - Fort Bragg shown, Feb.Richard Cavazos , a Texas native who served in Vietnam and became the first Hispanic American four-star general in the U.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty.

The proposed names include women, African-American, Native American and Latino service members, a nod to the diverse ranks the US military has benefited from over the years. The commission, however, also recommended renaming a few of the bases after White men.C.The renaming of bases with Confederate monikers became a hot button political issue in the final months of the Trump administration, when then-President Donald Trump blasted the idea, accusing others of wanting to"throw those names away. ." Trump had vetoed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which included the Naming Commission, but in the waning days of his administration, Congress delivered its first and only veto override during his tenure, approving the legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support. Among their recommendations: Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty and Fort Gordon would become Fort Eisenhower.10 military posts are named for these Confederate commanders. Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, is the only base that wouldn’t be named after a person.

The Army is thinking about changing thatThe naming commission solicited suggestions for possible new names to the US Army bases through a public website. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File) (Chris Seward) LOLITA C. Barfoot eliminated three German machine gun nests before he used a bazooka to take out a tank in a single day in May 1944. They received more than 34,000 submissions for possible names to rename the bases, Brig. Gen. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. Ty Seidule, US Army, Retired, Vice Chair of the Naming Commission said during a roundtable on Tuesday.P.Read MoreFrom the 34,000 suggestions, the commission narrowed the list to 3,670 names as possible contenders, then down to 87, and finally to the list of recommendations they released today. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. Fort Polk, in Louisiana, would be renamed Fort Johnson, after Sgt.

"Every name either originated from or resonated with the local communities. The feedback we received assisted us in narrowing the options and proved vital in helping us reach our final recommendations," Seidule said. Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, is the only base that wouldn’t be named after a person. Not all of the recommendations cited service members. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcomed the proposals."Today's announcement highlights the commission's efforts to propose nine new installation names that reflect the courage, values, sacrifices, and diversity of our military men and women," Austin said in a statement. Fort Gordon in Georgia would get the most well-known name — commemorating President Dwight D.Austin will have the final say on the renaming of bases and the commission's final recommendations to Congress are due on October 1. Hal Moore and his wife, Julia Moore , who lived at Fort Benning during the Vietnam War and would accompany taxi drivers tasked with delivering telegrams to family members whose loved ones had been killed or injured under her husband's command.P.

Here are the nine bases that could have their names changed. Other proposed renamings would honor lesser-known heroes, including several who received the Medal of Honor, the military's highest award. Fort A.P. William Henry Johnson, a Black Medal of Honor recipient who served in the Army in World War I." Despite longtime bipartisan support in Congress for renaming the bases, the efforts were slowed by. Hill to Fort WalkerThe commission suggested changing the name of Virginia's Fort A.P. Van Barfoot, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in World War II, and And Fort Rucker in Alabama, would be named Fort Novosel, after Chief Warrant Officer Michael Novosel, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in World War II and Vietnam. Gen.

Hill, named after Lt. Gen.P. Ambrose Powell (A.P. Fort Hood, Texas, would be renamed Fort Cavazos, in honor of Gen.) Hill, a Confederate commander, to Fort Walker. Gregg, known as a logistics leader.

Dr. Fort Benning, Georgia, would be named after a married couple: Lt. Mary Walker was the Army's first female surgeon and was ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War. "Dr. Hal Moore, who served in Vietnam and received the Distinguished Service Cross, and his wife Julia, who prompted the creation of teams that do in-person notifications of military casualties. Mary Walker's service to the nation, perseverance over significant obstacles based on her gender, and lifelong fight for equality serve as an example and inspiration for all Americans," the commission said in a release. Fort Polk to Fort JohnsonFort Polk in Louisiana, named after a Confederate commander, Lt. Gen. 1, and will include the costs of removing and changing the names.

Gen. Leonidas Polk, could become Fort Johnson in honor of Sgt. Gregg, known as a logistics leader. William Henry Johnson. The African American soldier is considered one of the first heroes of World War I after he fought off about two dozen Germans alone, killing at least four. Col. He was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. For years, U.

"His story embodies an indomitable will to win against all odds, the sacrifices borne by our soldiers, and the many heritages of our military heroes," the release said. A final report is due to Congress by Oct. Fort Bragg to Fort LibertyNorth Carolina's Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world, could be named Fort Liberty, according to the commission's recommendations, the only one of the facilities named after an American value instead of an individual or group of people.Gen. The renaming process was laid out in a law passed by Congress in late 2020 The secretary of defense is expected to implement the commission’s plan no later than Jan. Braxton Bragg was unpopular Confederate general who garnered a lot of criticism for his often subpar performance on the field, accompanied by a hot temper and combative personality. ReplayMore Videos . The proposal to change the names triggered widespread discussion and debate within the bases' communities around the country. The change in the military’s thinking was reflected in congressional testimony by Army Gen.

.. For years, U.MUST WATCH Charlottesville removes Confederate statues 02:53Fort Benning to Fort MooreFort Benning in Georgia could be renamed Fort Moore after Lt. Gen. military officials had defended the naming of bases after Confederate officers. Hal and Julia Moore. Investigators concluded the two were targeted because of their race, and all told, 22 soldiers were linked to skinhead and other similar groups or found to hold extremist views.

Hal Moore served in the Army between 1945 and 1977, with assignments in Japan, Korea, Norway and Vietnam. But in the aftermath of the Floyd killing, and the months of racial unrest that followed, Congress ordered a comprehensive plan to rename the military posts and hundreds of other federal assets such as roads, buildings, memorials, signs and landmarks that honored rebel leaders.His wife, Julia,"worked with the American Red Cross, and advocated for continued support for military families, including childcare and quality-of-life opportunities and initiatives relied on and refined upon by families to this day," according to the release. Fort Gordon to Fort EisenhowerGeorgia's Fort Gordon could become Fort Eisenhower after General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower, who went on to serve as the nation's 34th president. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a month after Floyd’s death. The commission said in its release that the late President's"extensive, innovative, and effective military experience and leadership shaped our modern world. His career demonstrated superlative devotion to duty, executing those duties with an eye on history and personal experience adapted to new circumstances. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin — the nation’s first Black Pentagon chief — has spoken bluntly of his own personal brushes with racism.” Created in 2020, the Naming Commission first met in March 2021 and began taking name recommendations from the public in September.

"Fort Hood to Fort CavazosFort Hood in Texas could be renamed Fort Cavazos after Gen. Richard Cavazos, who served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Investigators concluded the two were targeted because of their race, and all told, 22 soldiers were linked to skinhead and other similar groups or found to hold extremist views. "In 1982, he became the first Hispanic-American to pin on four stars," the release said."His final assignment as head of the US Army Forces Command fittingly summarized his career of service by placing him at the head of sustaining, training and deploying all the Army's deployable forces. Charles Q." ReplayMore Videos . Rep.

. Brown, the first Black Air Force chief, said he had to prove to white supervisors “that their expectations and perceptions of African-Americans were invalid..MUST WATCH House votes to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol 00:48Fort Lee to Fort Gregg-AdamsThe commission also proposed renaming Virginia's Fort Lee to Fort Gregg-Adams after Lt. Overall, the commission received more than 34,000 potential names, which it said included about 3,670 unique ones that could possibly be used. Gen. Arthur Gregg and Lt. U.” Panel members said Tuesday that the decisions were difficult because they had so many heroes to choose from.

Col. Charity Adams. Rep. Gregg helped desegregate the Army, including at Fort Lee, while Adams, in 1944,"was selected to command the first unit of African-American women to serve overseas." Her mission involved leading the 6888th Central Postal Directory in England., who learned to fly helicopters at Fort Rucker and also spent time at Fort Bragg and Fort Benning, called the new names a significant step forward. "Though Arthur Gregg and Charity Adams served on different missions and in different conflicts, consistent themes of leadership, dedication, and problem solving united their service," the commission said.” Seidule said that the panel wanted names that “will inspire soldiers to achieve the highest standards demanded by their nation in peace and in war.

"Moreover, in overcoming the sustainment obstacles caused by war, they also helped overcome the social obstacles caused by segregation. “We cannot ask today’s servicemen and women to defend our country, while housing and training them and their families on installations celebrating those who betrayed our country in order to enslave others and preserve white supremacy. Their service simultaneously supported mission success and societal progress."Fort Pickett to Fort BarfootMeanwhile, Fort Pickett in Virginia could be renamed Fort Barfoot after Tech. But in all cases, they said they had widespread agreement from the local communities. Sgt. Van T. During the panel's final visit to Fort Bragg, people at the meeting"were very, very adamant about the name Fort Liberty,” said Lawrence Romo, a commission member. Under the law, the secretary of defense is expected to implement the commission’s plan no later than Jan.

Barfoot, who served for 34 years, including in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The commission noted that Barfoot, who died in 2012, made headlines in 2009"when he insisted on flying the American flag at his home, against the wishes of his local homeowners association.” Seidule said that the panel wanted names that “will inspire soldiers to achieve the highest standards demanded by their nation in peace and in war." Fort Rucker to Fort NovoselThe commission also suggested Fort Rucker in Alabama should be renamed Fort Novosel after Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Novosel Sr. Those and the new names for hundreds of streets, buildings and other assets, will be in the final report., who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, where he flew 2,543 medevac evacuation missions, according to the release.

This story has been updated with additional details. 1, and will include the costs of removing and changing the names. .