List of potential new names released for Fort Gordon

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Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 6:53 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It’s the next step in renaming Fort Gordon and other military posts with names tied to the Confederacy.

Fort Gordon is named after John Gordon – a Confederate general who went on to become a U.S. senator and Georgia governor.

A federal panel in charge of the process took in more than 34,000 recommendations. A newly released list contains 87 possible recommendations. The next step for the naming commission is to come back to Congress with its final list of recommendations by Oct. 1.

Fort Gordon and Fort Benning in Columbus are both being considered for a new name.

While a final selection for each post is still pending, the scope of consideration is now focused on these names:

  • John Aiso
  • Alexander Augusta
  • Vernon Baker
  • Van Barfoot
  • Powhatan Beaty
  • Roy Benavidez
  • Omar Bradley
  • Ruby Bradley
  • William Bryant
  • Jose Calugas
  • William Carney
  • Alwyn Cashe
  • Richard Cavazos
  • Cornelius Charlton
  • Charles Chibitty
  • Ernest Childers
  • Mary Clarke
  • Mitchell Red Cloud
  • Harold Cohen
  • Felix Conde-Falcón
  • Courage
  • Bruce Crandall & Ed Freeman
  • Benjamin Davis, Sr.
  • Ernest Dervishian
  • Desmond Doss
  • Charity Earley
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Marcario García
  • James Gavin
  • Eduardo Gomez
  • Gary Gordon & Randall Shughart
  • Arthur Gregg
  • Barney Hajiro
  • Kimberly Hampton
  • Anna Hays
  • Rodolfo Hernández
  • Robert Howard
  • Lawrence Joel
  • Henry Johnson
  • Hazel Johnson-Brown
  • Charles Kelly
  • Mildred Kelly
  • Charles Kettles
  • Milton Lee
  • José López
  • John Magrath
  • George Marshall
  • Frank Merrill
  • Jimmie Monteith
  • Hal & Julia Moore
  • Sadao Munemori
  • Audie Murphy
  • Michael Novosel, Sr.
  • Elsie Ott
  • John Page
  • Emmett Paige, Jr.
  • Frank Peregory
  • Emily Perez
  • Pascal Poolaw
  • Colin Powell
  • Ralph Puckett
  • Matthew Ridgway
  • Ruben Rivers
  • Roscoe Robinson, Jr.
  • Tibor “Ted” Rubin
  • James Rudder
  • Alejandro Ruiz
  • Benjamin Salomon
  • Ruppert Sargent
  • Paul Smith
  • Donn Starry
  • Freddie Stowers
  • Jon Swanson
  • Central Texas
  • Charles Thomas
  • Hugh Thompson, Jr.
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Humberto Versace
  • John Vessey, Jr.
  • Francis Wai
  • Mary Walker
  • George Watson
  • Homer Wise
  • Rodney Yano
  • Alvin York
  • Charles Young
  • Rodger Young

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