That’s for sure.I take it Ft Hood is the Army's 29 Stumps?
Heard they were looking at MSG Benavides for the source for a post name. Agree on the missed opportunity.Ft.Bragg’sname is apparently being changed to Ft.Liberty. Anyone else hearing this?
I think this is a huge missed opportunity, it could have been so much better than this. “Shughart” “Zabitowski” “Benavidez” would have been awesome.
I am totally ok with renaming bases named after losers. But this new name is lame af.
Concur. Was my first duty station. Best part of Fort Hood was going to Iraq right away.That’s for sure.
GEN. John Bell Hood actually sucked worse that Braxton Bragg. Fort Hood has managed to embody the man’s soul-crushing culture of ineptitude, failure, and disregard for human life for decades. I think whoever first named the installation did it out of spite.
Having not been in the Army or ever being there, for the life of me I do not know why I am so aware of Fort Hood.
I did a fair amount of research when I got to Hood for my first duty station. I’m certainly no leftist, but I was truly dumbfounded as to why the United States would name a military base — the largest stateside base in square miles at the time — after a Confederate general who was an abject failure.God damn leftists and their hurt feelings. Decades upon decades, it was fine, now, some liberal cunts want to change everything. Fucking clown gay.
I'd imagine, and I am just shooting spit balls here, that given the number of bases in the south that were stood up because of the high number of southerners in Congress during that particular time (who controlled the purse strings), those congressmen were one generation away from the civil war, and these people had been ingrained into myth and folklore.
What I don't understand is of all the civil war generals, why pick the losers and the idiots? They had some really good military officers.