REMEMBERING GLENN MILLER
Once in a while, I visit with Bob Jagers, author and D-Day veteran. I enjoy the war stories and the memories of a 99-year-old man who was present on that fateful day from World War II. Not long ago, we spoke about Glenn Miller. He said that his three favorite things back then were getting a letter from his girl and eventual wife, baseball news about his favorite Detroit Tigers, and catching Glen Miller’s music on the radio. We remembered that Glen Miller was born in Iowa on that day in 1904. He tragically disappeared over the English Channel December 1944. His plane was lost en route to Paris, where he was going to play for the troops who had just liberated France. We don’t know much about his disappearance, but there are some reports that his small plane may have been hit by RAF bombers dropping their bombs into the waters of the channel before landing, or the friendly fire theory. In other words, Miller may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Glenn Miller’s influence went beyond music, as any veteran from that period will tell you. He was too old to be drafted at 38, but he joined the service anyway. Miller made a huge difference in the life and times of G.I.s far away and desperately looking for some connection with the homeland.
A movie titled, The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson was filmed in 1954. It is a great movie to watch and I recommend it wholeheartedly. It is available to rent on Amazon Prime for $3.99.
The Deplorable Infidel
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Mike Bloomberg spent six hundred million dollars on a campaign for President of the United States and all he got for his money was five delegates from American Samoa. That money could have been better spent by giving it to the people of Nashville after the devastating tornadoes.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
“We would all like to vote for the best man, but he is never a candidate.”