Glenn Miller was born Alton Glenn Miller on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa. His parents, Elmer and Mattie Lou Miller, soon moved their family from Iowa first to Nebraska, then to Missouri, and eventually, to Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Miller went on to become America's darling, with the Glenn Miller Orchestra's unique swing music sound. Miller's band displayed a distinctive resonance in their music.
Miller's musical lifestyle followed him to Montgomery in December 1942, where after transferring to the Army Air Force, Captain Glenn Miller served initially as assistant special services officer for the Southeast Training Center at Maxwell Field, he played trombone with the Rhythmaires, a 15-piece dance band. The band played in both Montgomery and service clubs and recreation halls on Maxwell.
Miller also appeared on both WAPI (Birmingham, Ala.) and WSFA radio (Montgomery), promoting the activities of civil service women aircraft mechanics employed at Maxwell.