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Rename Fort Benning? A different sort of proposal than many. #16361332 08/20/21
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I never served in the Military, but it seems this proposal has merit.

From RealClearHistory....

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/we-were-soldiers-effort-to-rename-benning-fort-moore-gains-steam/


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361342 08/20/21
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Renaming any post us a bad idea. It would be like throwing out American history. Hal Moore was a great soldier but he can't supersede history.

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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361357 08/20/21
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Their gonna rename Ft Hood in TX too.

Of course named after General John Bell Hood, Confederate Commander of The 4th Texas Infantry Regiment.

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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361361 08/20/21
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Need to change Washington DC to Hiden Biden first.

These jerk offs that want to eliminate names are as bad as the ones in Washington that want to eliminate the laws now in place to protect the republic.

If you give into this you might as well vote for gun control..

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Originally Posted by MarkWV
Need to change Washington DC to Hiden Biden first.

These jerk offs that want to eliminate names are as bad as the ones in Washington that want to eliminate the laws now in place to protect the republic.

If you give into this you might as well vote for gun control..


Well said. Ooops, Ft Sam Houston is also named for a former slave holder and murderer of mexicans. What would be an appropriate name ?

kwg


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: kwg020] #16361482 08/20/21
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Originally Posted by kwg020
Originally Posted by MarkWV
Need to change Washington DC to Hiden Biden first.

These jerk offs that want to eliminate names are as bad as the ones in Washington that want to eliminate the laws now in place to protect the republic.

If you give into this you might as well vote for gun control..


Well said. Ooops, Ft Sam Houston is also named for a former slave holder and murderer of mexicans. What would be an appropriate name ?

kwg


Probably Ft George Floyd. 😡


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361488 08/20/21
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I've got news for the uneducated PC crowd: Since the former Confederate states were re-admitted to the union, Confederate history became a part of U.S. history. Whether they like it or not, or me for that matter, thirteen of the fifty stars on the U.S. flag are for former Confederate states. Think about that the next time it is saluted. Furthermore, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress, it was declared that all Confederate veterans are to be recognized as being U.S. veterans and entitled to recognition as such. It is called reconciliation.


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Henryseale] #16361498 08/20/21
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Not sure where you are going with that.


I'm American.

No qualifiers, no BS. No stupid little games.

It's all my history.

Changing names, taking down statues to soldiers, BS every bit.

Slavery, confederacy, whatever they call the hate for Columbus,
It's just the beginning. The goal is to erase where we came from,
and what we stood for. After they build a socialist schithole.


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361698 08/21/21
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First off, I'd like the names of the forts to stay the same, it looks like that isn't going to happen. I'm all for naming forts after military hero's who won the MOH, Fort Audie Murphy or Fort John Basilone. Oh wait, that's racist, they are all (mostly) white!

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Renaming Benning will be the last straw for me. I was so ready to retire when I did. Today's (or yesterdays) Army is not my Army. The last couple of years I was in you could drive around on post and see guys in uniform walking down the sidewalk holding hands. I just grew tired of the changes. Benning has some of my best memories. If they rename that, it really won't be my Army.


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Maybe we should rename the Alamo too.


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Originally Posted by kwg020
Renaming any post us a bad idea. It would be like throwing out American history. Hal Moore was a great soldier but he can't supersede history.

kwg

I agree. Renaming anything is capitulation. Our history is what it is.

Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361767 08/21/21
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SMH....
Army Infantry 83 to 08.....

Really beginning to hate my "own" country at times.

Left one america in 83
Released into another in 08...
You wanta talk about being in a bubble then seeing it pop and wondering WTF happened to this country.....

I'm disfunctional as fugg in your average sheep persons eyes I geuss....

Like some shawshank redemption schit getting outta prison minus the "Brooks was here" schit.....


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The cost alone should say don't do it.

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I like Benning better . It’s idiotic to try and rewrite or erase history.


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Since Joe Biden got the most votes ever , he should definitely have something named after him. Are there any historic outhouses in Scranton?


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Re: Rename Fort Bennington? A different sort of proposal than many. [Re: Birdwatcher] #16361877 08/21/21
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Does renaming a fort improve military rediness? Hell no. The military is not a social experiment it is a fighting force FFS. Rnaming creates a period of confusion and costs will be staggering. If the name change is near a crisis the results could be catastrophic. Absolute bullchittt.

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Originally Posted by renegade50
SMH....
Army Infantry 83 to 08.....

Really beginning to hate my "own" country at times.

Left one america in 83
Released into another in 08...
You wanta talk about being in a bubble then seeing it pop and wondering WTF happened to this country.....

I'm disfunctional as fugg in your average sheep persons eyes I geuss....

Like some shawshank redemption schit getting outta prison minus the "Brooks was here" schit.....

89-11, yep

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I am sure many of us have fond or not memories of Benning. AIT, Jump School, Ranger School for me. I chewed a lot of ground there and served with many heroes. I was not one of them!

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My uncle was retired Army and finished his career there as an instructor on the Dragon missile. We would go down every summer and see them and my aunt would drag me all over Ft. Benning.
Later, I went for basic, AIT and Airborne school and then my oldest son went there for basic, AIT and Airborne School.
When I left Sand Hill I never dreamed that some day I would be returning for my son’s graduation.
No matter what they call it, it will always be Ft. Benning to me.

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