Born: 29. Juni 1973 in East Hartford, Connecticut (USA)
Degrees: BA History 2000 Southern Connecticut State University, MA Military History 2012 American Military University
The Militarization of Giessen during the Third Reich and its Cultural Impact on the City
Overall, the dissertation will examine the military lineage of the city. More specifically, the primary focus will be on the increased military presence in the city during the Third Reich and its adherent positive and negative affects. Research Questions are: Why was the city of Giessen chosen for a military build-up, far in excess of its historical levels, during the early stages of the Third Reich? Why was Giessen chosen as the headquarters for the Oberkommando-Heeres (OKH) prior to and during the invasion of France? What were the American and British reasons and or justifications for the strategic and tactical bombing of the city between 1944 and 1945? Why the United States chose Giessen as a garrison location during the early stages of the occupation of Germany?
Publication in progress
- "The Headhunters: The History of the 1st Battalion 9th Cavalry Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, 2004-2005”