According to military.com, Fort Bragg could soon be renamed “Fort Liberty.” This will happen if an independent Army commission gets its way. The iconic North Carolina base is among nine Army posts named after Confederate soldiers that have been recommended for name changes.
A commission was formed and began taking name recommendations from the public in September 2001. The panel then narrowed down a list of 3,670 suggestions to a list of nine. Among the other recommendations: Louisiana’s Fort Polk would become Fort Johnson, after Black Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant William Henry Johnson; and Virginia’s A.P. Hill would be renamed For Walker after Civil War doctor Mary Edwards Walker. The new names should be in place by January 1st, 2024.