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Commission recommends Fort Benning be renamed Fort Moore

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 3:17 PM EDT
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FORT BENNING, Ga. (WTVM) - The Naming Commission has announced its recommendation for the renaming of Fort Benning and eight other Army bases.

The panel suggests the post be renamed Fort Moore in commemoration of Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Julia Moore.

The panel suggests the Army post be renamed Fort Moore in commemoration of Lt. Gen. Hal Moore...
The panel suggests the Army post be renamed Fort Moore in commemoration of Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Julia Moore.(Source: The Naming Commission)

The Commission says their story is representative of millions of other military families throughout the military’s history. Read more about them here.

Last year, Congress passed legislation requiring the renaming of those named after Confederate leaders by 2023. The Associated Press notes that these recommendations are the latest step in a broader effort by the military to tackle racial injustice, most recently in the aftermath of the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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