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Medal of Honor Recipients and Renaming America’s Military Bases: With Connor Williams



Special Event
When
Saturday, January 14

Where
Zoom
Join the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center for our third webinar on Saturday, January 14 at 12pm EST!

 


 

During the past two years, the Medal of Honor played a strong role in the discussions about the future names of Department of Defense assets across the country. Of the “shortlist” of 87 finalists, 54 of them received the Medal of Honor for their conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

As part of this process, historian Connor Williams approached the National Medal of Honor for assistance in completing his research on Dr. Mary Walker, who received the Medal of Honor for her actions, including those in Chattanooga, during the Civil War. In all, four recipients — Dr. Mary Walker, T/SGT Van Barfoot, PVT Henry Johnson and CW4 Michael Novosel, Sr. — were recommended as new namesakes for the bases.

 

Panoramic Photograph of Fort Benning in 1941 courtesy of the Library of Congress


On January 14, join historian Connor Williams for a webinar on the varying roles that the Medal of Honor and its recipients played in the process, including profiles of the four individuals slated to be honored as the new namesakes of the bases. Question and answer session to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest Speaker

 

Connor Williams

“took a leave of absence from Yale University to research the history, causes and context of the names associated with Department of Defense assets. He engaged with both the general public and specific stake holding parties invested in the processes of naming, advised through historical briefings, and assisted in the research and presentation of potential new namesakes for the installations. This work culminated with Connor’s assistance in drafting the final report, which was submitted to Congress and has recommended new names to the Secretary of Defense.”

 
Watch the Webinar with historian Connor Williams

 

        

 

Watch our previous webinar with Historian James Gregory

                         
                           

Medal of Honor Recipients and Renaming America’s Military Bases: With Connor Williams

Where
Zoom

When
Saturday, January 14

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