Fort Hood: Historians and Veterans Pushing to Rename Post after Female Army TrailblazerHistorians in the News
tags: military history, Texas, Confederacy, womens history
FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) - A group of historians and veterans is leading the charge to rename Fort Hood after trailblazer and Killeen native Oveta Culp Hobby.
Air Force Veteran Alan Mesches says Hobby created a legacy that’s evident, even today.
The number of women who have reached the heights of the military have her to thank,” he said.
“All that wouldn’t have happened if someone wouldn’t have started it.”
The Bell County native led the women’s Army corps during World War II, a time when women in the military wasn’t very common.
“She helped train, recruit and was a one person Army,” he said.
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