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Most at meeting oppose name change but Camp Beauregard will get new name in 2023
(Town Talk) Why the name change? The Louisiana National Guard hosted a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss renaming Camp Beauregard. Most of the small crowd wanted to know why the change, which is slated for next year, is necessary.
Col. Dirk D. Erickson, post commander at Camp Beauregard opened the meeting by telling the audience that the Naming Commission, a federal commission led by retired Adm. Michelle Howard mandated that all installations that had a "nexus to a Confederate general be renamed."
Camp Beauregard is named after Pierre Gustav Toutant Beauregard, a Confederate general from Louisiana.
The federal commission recommended name changes for nine military bases, including Fort Polk, but did not recommend a name change for Camp Beauregard since it is owned by the Louisiana National Guard…Read the rest