FORT RUCKER, Ala. (WDHN)—Earlier this week, we reported on the U.S Army naming commission recommending “renaming” Ft. Rucker
to Fort Novosel.

Ft. Rucker is one of nine UI.S. military installations that were named in commemoration of the
Confederacy.

The late Michael Novosel, Sr. is a Medal of Honor recipient that “retired” in Enterprise.
The Pennsylvania native served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

He received the “Medal of Honor” during Vietnam for flying helicopter medical evacuations out of combat zones.

Ft. Rucker Army Garrison Commander Col. Rob Holcomb says later this year the name change will be voted on by Congress and has to be approved by the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

“Michael Novosel senior” was chosen out of 89 possible names by the commission which was created
to consider renaming military installations bearing recognition to the Confederacy.