The U.S. Army has a strong Southern element. Many soldiers are from the South and many important Army bases are in the South.
But the war on the South continues. And remember, Southern History is American History.
A number of important Army bases are soon to be renamed.
Just check out the subtle opening paragraph of this Military.com article:
The Army is moving forward with renaming bases that for decades have honored Confederate rebels who waged war against the United States largely to protect and expand the slave trade.
[Here’s When Army Bases Honoring the Confederacy Will Shed Their Old Names, by Steve Beynon, Military.com, March 24, 2023]
Here are the changes reported in the article:
Other name changes are in store for other Army bases.
In related news, National Guard units are being forced to give up their historical battle streamers to fit in with the new zeitgeist. From Military.com:
Contemporary National Guard units that were a part of the Confederacy and waged war against the United States during the Civil War will have to relinquish their battle streamers from guidons this year, according to an internal Army memo reviewed by Military.com. The move is consistent with recommendations from the congressionally mandated Naming Commission, a committee formed to examine the Pentagon’s references honoring rebels who seceded from the United States, largely to preserve and expand slave labor.
[These Southern National Guard Units to Toss Confederate Battle Streamers, by Steve Beynon, Military.com, March 16, 2023]
That means that individual National Guard units that can trace their unit histories back to the Confederacy are being forced to remove their battle streamers from guidons.
At least 48 units from mostly southern National Guard units have been directed to remove Confederate battle streamers from their units’ guidons, which serve as ceremonial flags often held by a soldier in a formation. Streamers hang on top of a unit’s flag and are awarded for participating in wars or specific battles ranging from the colonial era to the Global War on Terrorism. In total, there are 491 streamers set to be removed.
So it’s not enough to just change names of bases. The heritage of individual military units is being stripped away.
Unit pride is a part of military culture. But our rulers wish to impose a new military culture.
Units with the most Confederate combat decorations include the 116th Infantry Regiment and 183rd Cavalry Regiment of the Virginia National Guard, which made up part of the so-called Stonewall Brigade, a large military formation commanded by Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Following battlefield success in the early days of the Civil War, most of Jackson’s troops died throughout the conflict, with only about 200 of the 6,000 original troops surviving the war.
National Guard units are also under state jurisdiction. Are patriotic governors defending their National Guard units? Do they even care?
Here are the states with National Guard units losing streamers: Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
If you live in one of these states you might ask your state officials about this.