Army wants Confederate names gone from National Ranger Memorial. Retired soldiers object

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(Yahoo News) More than 100 retired U.S. Army Rangers signed a letter sent to Congressional leaders to “strenuously object to the defacement and desecration of the National Ranger Memorial.”

That’s how those veterans describe the decision to remove from the memorial the names of Rangers associated with the Confederacy.

The May 23 letter the National Ranger Memorial Foundation sent to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, doesn’t mention the names targeted for removal.

But an April 28 letter retired Brig. Gen. Joseph Stringham, the foundation’s chairman, sent to fellow Rangers says Col. Colin Mahle, garrison commander of Fort Moore (formerly Fort Benning) directed the foundation to remove four names from the thousands on the memorial and…

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