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Rename US Army Bases for Heroes, not Confederates

August 19, 2017

From the Defense One website

The efforts to rename U.S. Army installations honoring Confederate generals has regained momentum after recent events. The following article, written by Mark R. Jacobson, posted yesterday on the Defense One website, is one of several advocating name changes.

The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have re-opened the national debate over Confederate monuments and icons that stand in public spaces — and that includes the appropriateness of keeping ten U.S. Army installations named for Confederate officers. The question of renaming the bases was also raised after 2015’s Charleston church massacre, and military leaders declined to do so. This time, there should be no equivocation.

And the ten installations are:

2 NY lawmakers: Strip Robert E. Lee’s name from West Point

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