Army Renames Louisiana Base for Black WWI Hero Who Received Medal of Honor

Army Base Renaming Fort Johnson

FORT JOHNSON, La. — A U.S. Army base in western Louisiana was renamed Tuesday to honor Sgt. William Henry Johnson, a Black hero of World War I who received the Medal of Honor nearly a century later. Fort Johnson had previously been named after a Confederate commander, Leonidas Polk. The renaming is part of the […]