WASHINGTON (WBTW) — Congressman James Clyburn (D-South Carolina) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-Virginia) called on the U.S. Department of Defense to rename Fort Lee after a Florence native.
Clyburn and McEachin want to rename Fort Lee, which is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, after Lt. General Arthur Gregg, a retired U.S. Army Veteran.
Gregg is 93 years old and was born in Florence. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army and is African American.
Clyburn said renaming Fort Lee would not only honor a strong military leader but would also honor the legacy of all Black service members.
Read the full letter below: