He earned several diplomas: from the Artillery School at Chalons-Sur-Marne, in France; from the Senior Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Maryland; and from the School for Field and Anti-Aircraft at Fort Bliss, Texas.
In World War I, ten million men died on the battlefield, but we needed John Dos Passos to confront us with what that meant: In his novel 1919, he writes of the death of John Doe: "In the tarpaper morgue at Chalons-sur-Marne in the reek of chloride of lime and the dead, they picked out the pine box that held all that was left of" him.
Konnert asks why the city councillors of Chalons-sur-Marne remained loyal to the crown in the last phase of the Wars of Religion, despite their town's location in the heavily Leaguer and Guisard province of Champagne (viii).
Yet Konnert's local study harbors considerable ambitions, for he portrays the council of Chalons-sur-Marne as a "prism" enabling us to see the Wars of Religion in a new light (162).
And when peace finally returned, he rewarded Chalons-sur-Marne royally, transferring to it sovereign courts previously seated in competing towns.