General Benning was a slave holder and a Traitor to
the United States of America and his name should be
stricken from the Fort. But why should Moore have
even been considered at all as a replacement?
Moore and Galloway’s first book
out in 1992 was entitled We Were Soldiers Once and Young.
In one of the more well known photos in that book
there is a picture of Moore in the middle with 5
other soldiers. There were all named except for the
man on the bottom left as you look at the photo.
Some found that rather odd at the time but most
wrote it off as just laziness.
When the movie came out in 2002
Moore became famous. He and Galloway wrote another
book We Are Soldiers Still in 2008 to cash in
again. In this book on the cover was the famous
photo taken from the 1992 book that showed 5
soldiers with Moore in the middle, except now there
were only 4 soldiers.
But this time one of the
soldiers was missing from the cover photo. The
unknown man on the bottom left was gone entirely
now. Read into that what you will but it seems
avoid even the appearance of impropriety Hal Moore’s
name shouldn’t have even been considered for any of
the 9 Bases let alone picked for Fort Benning.
Moore had an obsession with
George Custer who was killed in 1876 commanding
Troops from the 7th Cavalry. If you look the
7th Cavalry history they killed women and children
in the Washita Massacre November 27, 1868 lead by
Custer and then in 1890 the 7th Cavalry Regiment
murdered 250 men, women and children.
Please, reach out to Congress
about this injustice as it seems that The Naming
Commission didn’t do their due diligence in this
case. There still is time to correct this mistake.
Below are the three photos
mentioned in the article above.
Brian N. Siddall
August 31, 2022