The U.S. Army confirmed Wednesday it won’t be changing the titles of bases named after Confederate generals.
For the military, the generals aren’t being honored because of their ideology, but because of their individual characters, Stars and Stripes reports.
Following the shooting at a black church which left nine dead in Charleston, S.C., many have called for symbols representing the Confederate States of America to be removed from government property. That call has included pressure on the Pentagon to strip military bases across the country named after prominent Confederate military figures, namely Fort Benning, Fort Bragg and Fort Hood.
Fort Bragg, for example, takes after Gen. Braxton Bragg, who started out as an officer in the United States Army and then moved to general of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Benning is named after Henry Benning, who sat on the Georgian Supreme Court and served as a Confederate army officer.
Thank God for some level heads.
Hey...Carla....you forgot the US Coast Guard....we have guns too!!! (also, as most do not know...we are one of the FIVE branches of the US Armed Forces.....and the oldest of the maritime forces!!) Hamilton created us in 1790......leave the 10 dollar bill alone!!!!!!!!!!! @#$%^
I have to ditto that Carla Jones
It is time for Our Armed forces to protect Us the American Citizens ..
Current and former members of all United States Military Services have taken the oath "to defend the Consitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES.......FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. Today, we have deadly enemies, both FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. It is certain that we must defeat......disempower the DOMESTIC ENEMIES before we even have a chance to confront the foreign enemies, ISIS, which is right at our doorstep, Iran, Red China, Russia, and North Korea. We must clean house here at home first, and soon.
Hooo Hahhhh jamb it to the The Leftists.
God bless our U.S. Army. We are NOT bending over for these queer promoting rainbow flag flying fags. It is pledge allegiance to our flag: NOT FAG MORONS!
Part of the Marxist cultural revolution and purging all former references to a nations historic figures... the PURGING Of HISTORICAL HEROS and traditions. Despicable and those involved need to be identified, isolated and stripped of any leadership roll in a community... as they are SUBVERSIVES and quite often agents of Treason.