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POLL | Should US military bases named after Confederates be renamed?

Confederate generals Braxton Bragg, John Bell Hood, George Pickett and A.P. Hill, left to right, are among the Confederate generals who have U.S. military bases named after them.<br>
Confederate generals Braxton Bragg, John Bell Hood, George Pickett and A.P. Hill, left to right, are among the Confederate generals who have U.S. military bases named after them.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Stars and Stripes poll on whether military bases named after Confederates should be renamed has ended. The final tally:

  • NO 18,883 (88%)
  • YES 2,623 (12%)

Read more about the results here.

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What do these US military bases have in common?

  • Fort Bragg
  • Fort Rucker
  • Fort Hood
  • Fort Lee
  • Fort Benning
  • Fort Gordon
  • Fort A.P. Hill
  • Fort Polk
  • Fort Pickett
  • Camp Beauregard (Operated by the Louisiana National Guard)

They are all named for Confederate generals. There’s been talk for years about whether this is appropriate, and now in wake of Charleston and the South Carolina Confederate flag, it’s coming up again.

Do you think these posts should be renamed to honor people who fought in the U.S. Army exclusively? Vote, and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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