When Fort Benning Becomes Fort Moore it will “Honor the Army family”

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The late LTG Hal Moore ’45, an Army legend and bestselling author, would not have approved of renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore in his honor, according to his children. But the five Moore siblings believe he would have supported their push to rename the Georgia Army post after the “family command team” that was the general and his wife of 55 years and their mother, Julia Moore. Later this year, Fort Benning — one of nine Army posts set to be renamed under a 2021 federal law removing names honoring the Confederacy — will become Fort Moore in the couple’s honor, though base officials said they have not chosen a date for the renaming. “If my father were to know this recommendation and the approval were only about him, he would have vehemently disagreed with and opposed it,” Dave Moore ’84, Hal and Julia’s youngest child, said of Hal, who died at 94 in 2017, 13 years after Julia’s death. “However, given his humility, and given his love for his wife and the Army family, knowing that this renaming now provides the opportunity to honor Julia, his spouse who followed him, who was devoted to him, devoted to his Soldiers, and never really got her due — I believe of that he would approve.” Read more.

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