Change is always hard but it is the right thing to do. Living with the traditions of the past is not a society that is growing. We need to leave behind traditions we all can celebrate, so that people can be inspired by the name of a building regardless of what year it is.
Earlier this week LULAC president, Domingo Garcia, spoke with Ft. Hood officials about possible new names.
The new name needs to stand for all who serve; loyalty, integrity, and selfless service.
LULAC Believes Fort Hood should be renamed after MSG Roy Benavidez or Maj. Gen. Richard Cavazos.
By Taheshah Moise
“We understand that it would be difficult to have change, but the fact of the matter is there is going to be change,” National LULAC President Domingo Garcia said.
Benevidez and Cavazos are both from Texas. Benevidez served in Vietnam. He was a Green Beret and received the Medal of Honor from President Regan. Garcia said Benevidez’s time in Vietnam read like a movie.
“He was wounded 37 times by bullets, bayonet, and shrapnel and still survived. He was so badly wounded after the engagement where he saved multiple US soldiers under heavy fire that he was literally put in a body bag,” Garcia said. “He had to spit at the doctor so that the body bag wouldn’t be closed to tell him he was alive.”