Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty among Army bases losing Confederate names

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In independent panel is recommending new names for 9 army pose that commemorate confederate officers It's part of a broader military effort to confront racial injustice it includes changing the name of North Carolina's fort Bragg to fort liberty Throughout our history liberty remains the greatest value retired Brigadier general Thai sigilla the commission's co chair says it's also recommending naming bases for the first time after women and black soldiers Virginia's fort AP hill would be named in honor of Mary Edwards walker The army's first female surgeon and Ford Polk in Louisiana after sergeant William Henry Johnson Teddy Roosevelt called him one of the 5 bravest soldiers of the great war The panel's final naming report is due to Congress in August Sagar Meghani Washington

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