Pentagon’s Controversial Decision To Rename U.S. Army Base

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( – On Friday the Pentagon renamed Fort Gordon to Fort Eisenhower.

The U.S. Army base is located in August, Ga., and it has now been renamed in honor of former President Eisenhower. This is the last of the military bases that the Biden administration changed the name to in an effort to remove the names that were honoring Confederate soldiers.

The US Army posted in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, that they were proud of the recognition of the service and legacy of U.S. soldiers, such as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

At the start of 2023, the Pentagon had ordered that all items and names connected to Confederates needed to be changed. A Naming Commission was appointed by Congress to handle the new naming for bases. It is estimated that the naming has cost the U.S. over $21 million.

The military bases that changed their names as per the Commission include Fort Bragg in North Carolina which was renamed to Fort Liberty, Fort Benning in Georgia which was renamed to Fort Moore, three bases in Virginia called Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, and Fort AP Hill which were renamed to Fort Gregg-Adams, Fort Barfoot and Fort Walker respectively. Fort Hood in Texas was also changed to Fort Cavazos, Fort Polk in Louisiana became Fort Johnson, and Fort Rucker in Alabama became Fort Novel. Finally, Fort Gordon in Georgia was renamed in honor of Eisenhower.

According to an ABC News report the fort is meant to commemorate the “extensive military experience” of Eisenhower and his leadership during his time in service.

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