Commission recommends new names for 9 Army bases to end ties to Confederacy

Changes are proposed for three Virginia installations, two Georgia bases, and one facility each in Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas

By: - May 24, 2022 3:42 pm
Fort Bragg sign

Fort Bragg, outside Fayetteville, N.C., would be renamed under the provisions of the annual defense bill being considered in Congress. The Army base was named after Gen. Braxton Bragg, one of the top-ranking officers of the Confederate Army. (Public domain photo/Wikimedia Commons)

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