Confederate Ties: Opinions Vary On Renaming Of Fort Hood

Confederate ties: Opinions vary on renaming of Fort Hood

Opinions on renaming Fort Hood in the wake of protests and violence appears to be split along party lines.
A local Democrat leader wants to change the name, a Republican says it is “ridiculous” and others are also divided on the issue.

Fort Hood’s Bernie Beck Gate, photographed Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, is located on T.J. Mills Boulevard in Killeen. Fort Hood is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood.
Eric J. Shelton | Herald

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