Army Is Silent on Whether Posts Will Keep Confederate Names


Source: Brown

Debate is heating up throughout the country over what to do with Confederate statues and memorials. But it appears, at least for now, that 10 major U.S. Army installations will keep the names of Confederate soldiers.

The Army refused to answer questions last week on whether those posts — including Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, and Fort Benning in Georgia — will keep their names, the Charlotte Observer reported.

All 10 Army posts named for Confederate military leaders are located in the South.

Prior to this month’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., the most recent time the names of Army posts were strongly debated was in 2015, after the slaying of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C.

At that time, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told Time magazine there was “no discussion” in regard to changing the names.

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