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Pentagon open to removing names of Confederate generals off Fort Hood and other posts

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Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 15:52:23-04

FORT HOOD, TX — The Pentagon signaled on Monday that it would be open to the idea of stripping the names of 10 U.S. Army posts that get their names from Confederate commanders.

One of the Army posts coming under question is Fort Hood.

Known for being the largest U.S. military installation in the world, Fort Hood got its name from General John Bell Hood of Kentucky.

General Hood was a West Point graduate who lost the use of his left arm at the battle of Gettysburg, and later his right leg at the Battle of Chickamauga.

Other posts considering a change of name include Fort Lee, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker, and Camp Beauregard.