Letter: On the renaming of US Army camps and bases

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To the editor:

As any U.S. veteran would be, I am bothered by the president's remarks quoted in your July 25 article "Trump, GOP ally vow to keep base names." Being against changing the names of military bases from Confederate generals, Trump is quoted as saying that he wanted to keep those bases named, "from which we won two world wars."

Would it not be better to remove the names of Confederate Civil War generals who fought to preserve slavery while taking part in a war against the United States and rename those military bases in honor of the generals who provided the leadership to win the world wars mentioned in the president's quote? There are many well-deserving military general heroes who should be so honored, such as Gens. Pershing, Eisenhower, Bradley, MacArthur, just to name a few, who do not have bases named after them.

Gerald Hayden,

Lee

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