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Fort Hood very likely will be renamed Fort Cavazos just after a blue-ribbon commission encouraged that the Accomplice-named Military base acquire a new identify alongside with eight other military services bases nationwide.
The Naming Commission, which was produced by Congress and is responsible for recommending new names or elimination of names and symbols that commemorate Accomplice figures within just the Office of Defense, known as for Fort Hood to be named right after Gen. Richard Cavazos, a indigenous Texan and the Army’s initially Hispanic 4-star standard.
The Army’s major lively-responsibility armored put up, with about 40,000 soldiers, was named after Gen. John Bell Hood, who led the Confederate Army’s Texas Brigade in the course of the Civil War.
No U.S. armed forces bases are named for a Hispanic company member. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, pushed for the name transform together with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The fee also recommended switching the identify of Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Fort Liberty, and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia to Fort Walker — for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker who was a suffragist, prisoner of war and surgeon — among the other individuals.
The commission will make its recommendations to Congress, then it will be then despatched to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin for final approval.
“I’m grateful to The Naming Fee for their recommendation to rename Fort Hood for Richard Cavazos,” Castro reported on Twitter Tuesday.
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