About the Scholar
Dr. Christopher Hamner is the lead historian for the Understanding Sacrifice program. He teaches at George Mason University, and is the author of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945. From 2014 to 2016 he was a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College, and in 2012 received Mason's Teaching Excellence Award.
- Pvt Alfonton Ortega of a Graves Registration Service unit prepares wooden crosses, Vierville-sur-Mer, France. July 7, 1944 National Archives and Records Administration
- La Cambe German war cemetery, Bayeux, France American Battle Monuments Commission