Knox Grad, Retired Officer comments in TIME: Rename Army Installations

a-2015-06-29-eaton-timeFrom: TIME (New York, NY) –

Commentary from George Eaton, 1980 Knox graduate and retired Army officer:

“Can’t we find better military role models to serve as examples to our modern soldiers? In the wake of the Charleston, S.C., shootings and efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouses and businesses, TIME reporter Mark Thompson raised the question as to why 10 different U.S. Army installations were named after Confederate officers.I have long questioned this practice and think it’s about time it changes…

I would suggest renaming Forts Bragg, Hood, Polk, and Benning after other native sons from those states who supported the Constitution of the United States while also performing admirably in battle… Read more…