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Defense secretary appoints four to commission on renaming military bases that honor Confederates

Defense secretary appoints four to commission on renaming military bases that honor Confederates
Passed into law Jan. 1, the NDAA includes a measure to remove Confederate names from Defense Department property within three years and provides $2 million for the commission’s work.

These four commission members will join four other members who will be selected by the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.Army posts named after men who were Confederate generals during the Civil War.The 10 Army posts named in honor of Confederate generals are Camp Beauregard and Fort Polk in Louisiana, Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort A.Hill, Fort Lee and Fort Pickett in Virginia, Fort Rucker in Alabama, and Fort Hood in Texas.

Johnston of North Carolina and Earl Matthews of Pennsylvania to serve on the Commission on the Naming of Items of the Department of Defense that Commemorate the Confederate States of America or Any Person Who Served Voluntarily with the Confederate States of America, according to Pentagon news release issued Friday.Defense secretary appoints four to commission on renaming military bases that honor Confederates There are 10 U.

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