Fort Moore

Recognize the Contributions of

the Military Spouse

Recognize the Contributions of the Military Spouse

and the Military Family

The Big Idea - Rename Fort Benning

Rename Fort Benning to Fort Moore to honor the Military Family’s service to the nation.  Fort Moore would commemorate the command team of Lt General Hal and Julie Moore.

As a unique “command team,” Hal and Julie Moore exemplified an extraordinary combination of courage, fighting spirit, and devotion to the welfare of those who serve this Nation and their families.

Please encourage the Confederate Base Naming Commission to take this recommendation! Sign the petition.

A 2021 Federal law REQUIRES all Confederate bases be renamed. Let’s help them make the right choice for Fort Benning!

Rename Fort Benning to “Fort Moore” to honor the Military Family’s service to the nation.  Fort Moore would commemorate the command team of Lt General Hal and Julie Moore.

As a unique “command team,” Hal and Julie Moore exemplified an extraordinary combination of courage, fighting spirit, and devotion to the welfare of those who serve this Nation and their families.

Please encourage the Confederate Base Naming Commission to take this recommendation! Sign the petition.

A 2021 Federal law REQUIRES all Confederate bases be renamed. Let’s help them make the right choice for Fort Benning!

Moore's comments after the brutal fight at Landing Zone Xray tell you everything you need to know about where his heart always was.
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Fort Benning Cemetary

Hal and Julie Moore are both buried in the Fort Benning Cemetery. They lie next to their beloved troopers who were killed in action at Landing Zone Xray in Vietnam in 1965.

Julie’s parents are buried a few rows over from her grave.

Renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore is appropriate - Hal and Julie are buried there

When a soldier serves, their family serves

Julie Moore Red Cross Volunteer
Lifelong volunteer

Julie is most noted for her leadership supporting Army wives and families responding to the flood of casualty notifications after the Ia Drang Valley battle. The Army was unprepared, and callously had taxi drivers deliver the telegrams. Julie was horrified with the practice, and followed every taxi to offer comfort to the widows and attended every local funeral of every soldier lost in combat in her husband’s command. Through her efforts, the Army changed its policy.

Exceptional Leader

Hal was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for valor during the fight at Landing Zone Xray in November, 1965. Hal led the 3rd Brigade through several campaigns in 1966. Often on the ground sharing the risks with his troopers, he earned another Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Purple Heart, and individual award of the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

He was rated as 100% disabled as a result of his military service.

Lifelong Mentor

Hal Moore was always active as a teacher and mentor – giving countless seminars to active duty soldiers. When speaking at events, he always donated the honorarium to the Ia Drang Scholarship fund. As of 2021, 322 recipients have benefited from the $1,823,519 in funding provided to the scholarship.

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“The national recognition of the incredible role our wives/spouses play is long overdue.  Not unlike Julie Moore, so many Army spouses not only saw their beloved husband or wife go to war in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, or the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but raised children in the absence of that deployed father or mother over the many years.  As we know, in so many cases those young children grew into strong men and women who, in turn, proudly wore the uniform of the United States and went to war, as well.  We owe an incredible, unpayable debt to our wives and spouses for all they have done and sacrificed for our Country.  The renaming of Ft. Benning as Ft. Moore honoring both Hal and Julie Moore would be a wonderful step in an enduring and eminently public recognition of the role of the military spouse.” – Lt General John and Miriam Mulholland

Hal Moore's reputation as a battlefield commander should be considered by the Base Naming Commission

Hal Moore

Service
Impact
Inspired thousands of leaders through his personal example and leadership principles
Impact
Inspired thousands of leaders through his personal example and leadership principles

Julie Moore

Julie Moore was a lifelong volunteer and her service justifies renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore

“Mrs. Moore’s actions to change Pentagon death notification policy in the aftermath of the historic battle of the Ia Drang Valley represents a significant contribution to our nation.  It serves today as a shining example of one of Mrs. Moore’s many contributions to the morale and welfare of the Army family.” – Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

Impact
Organized and led initiative to change casualty notification procedures
Service
Impact
Organized and led initiative to change casualty notification procedures
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