“This list is subject to change as we continue our work with the Department of Defense to identify all such assets across the service branches and the department,” the Naming Commission said, according to Military.com.
Most of the names are of streets, but also include the names of some Army and Navy vessels, including in the USS Hunley, and the USS Stonewall Jackson, both of which have been decommissioned.
The animus has to go pretty deep to find a reason to rename decommissioned ships.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 31, 2022
This follows the work reported several weeks ago on renaming the nine army bases that are currently named after former confederate soldiers, who previously served in the US Army, said Politico.
“I’ve long maintained that traitorous men who fought to preserve the institution of slavery and defend white supremacy do not deserve to be honored by our military, and it is long past time their names were removed from places of reverence,” Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., said.
Former President Donald Trump rejected the idea of renaming bases that had been named after Confederate Army officers who previously had served the United States.
“The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars,” Trump wrote in a string of Twitter messages, reported the New York Times.
“Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!”
The commission has published a list of 87 people who are under consideration for the base renaming, said Stars and Stripes, and maybe some of those peoples will qualify for streets or for decommissioned ships if they don’t make the final cut on US Army base names.