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Hero remembered in new book
BG Daniel Stewart is post's namesake
BG Daniel Stewart
This is believed to be a painting of BG Daniel Stewart - photo by Photo provided.
Liberty County native Brig. Gen. Daniel Stewart hasn’t been forgotten.
Stewart, a hero in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and for whom Fort Stewart is named, is profiled in a recently published book, “In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of Our Military Installations.”             
With a foreword written by retired USAF Maj. Gen. Edward J. Mechenbier, the book is a collection of 524 biographies that gives readers a glimpse into the lives of military heroes from privates to generals, aviation pioneers, prisoners of war, civilians, astronauts, explorers and scientists who either gave their lives for our country or made major contributions to the nation.
The book is the result of six years if research to find the story behind every man who ever had a military installation named in his honor. Author Linda D. Swink, an Air Force veteran, said that many names have faded into obscurity after their namesake military installations closed. Once they’re no longer needed, many airfields were abandoned and much history was lost.
Little or no biographical information about the men for whom the installations were named survived. “My intention is to honor these men and keep their memories alive in the hearts of today’s generation, as well as those in the future.”
Other Georgia military heroes profiled in the book are: Cpt. Charles M. Dobbins of Marietta, Brig. Gen. Robert Falligant Travis of Savannah, Gen. Henry Lewis “Old Rock” Benning of Columbia County, Lt. Gen. John Brown Gordon of Upson County, Maj. Charles L. Kelly of Warm Springs, 1st Lt. Robert James Cochran of Camilla, Maj. Gen. Frank “Monk” O’Driscoll Hunter of Savannah, Cpt. Walter Rolls Lawson of Glen Alta, Lt. Col. William Carrington Sherman of Augusta, Warrant Officer (JG) Herbert W. Simmons Jr. of Cedartown, Gen. Lucius DuBignon Clay of Marietta, Lt. Col. Alfred Austell Cunningham of Atlanta, Lt. Col. Aquilla James “Jimmy” Dyes of Augusta and Adm. John Henry Towers of Rome.
Swink’s book is available in area bookstores and from the publisher, Little Miami Publishing Co., in Milford, Ohio. For information or to place an order, call (513) 576-9369 or go to A preview of the book is available at
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