Nathan Hall Saving Corporal Gresham: Public Memory Then and Now

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When his body came home in 1921, Corporal Gresham was promised a memorial. Almost a century later, he’s still buried beneath a government issued headstone. What happened?┬áNathan Hall explores the intricacies of our memory as a society and how we forgot about Corporal Gresham.

Nathan Hall

Student, Butler University

Nathan Hall is a student at Butler University studying History, Political Science, and Spanish who is originally from Evansville. His undergraduate research has focused on the importance of public memory and how communities like his hometown remember and commemorate historical events and actors. He plans on attending law school next fall, and his current research is focused on the public defender system across the United States.