Cared less that army posts named after confederates

I did basic training and ROTC summer camp at Fort Lee. I went back on active duty with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood during the Korean War. I learned how to be an infantry officer at Fort Benning.

I cared less that those army posts were named after confederate generals. I still feel that way.

This is important. When I run into an old soldier, and ask “when were you at Benning” and “where were you at Benning,” we have something very much in common.

Politicians (too many of whom have no military service) have issues much more important than renaming old army posts to resolve.

William F. Crockett



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