Princeton has had many generations of alumni who have served in our country’s armed forces, and many of those in the Army know of Fort Benning; traditionally home of the Infantry, now also of the Armor and Cavalry, and the Army’s Airborne and Ranger schools.

After too many decades honoring a Confederate general, the Department of Defense has approved the Naming Commission’s recommendation to recognize the contributions and values of Lieutenant General Hal and Mrs. Julie Moore, far more current “heroes,” by renaming the Fort in their honor on May 11. Here is a link which provides the rationale: [7]

Movie lovers will remember Moore as portrayed by Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers Once … and Young.