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Fort Bragg renamed as part of national program

Fort Bragg was renamed to Fort Liberty. Associated Press/Photo by Karl B DeBlaker

Fort Bragg renamed as part of national program

The United States Army on Friday renamed the North Carolina base Fort Liberty. The fort was originally named in 1918 for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, who was from North Carolina. In 2020, Congress created a commission to rename all military properties and roads named after Confederate leaders. According to the commission, renaming Fort Bragg and several streets on the base will cost about $6.37 million.

What other bases have been renamed? Texas Army Base Fort Hood was renamed in May to Fort Cavazos in honor of Gen. Richard Cavazos. Serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was the first person of Hispanic descent to rise to the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Army. Seven more Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia bases will also be renamed. The naming commission estimated the project’s total cost to be about $21 million. 

Dig deeper: Read Kim Henderson’s report in WORLD Magazine about America’s ongoing search for missing service members.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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