Miller, Glenn (Alton G.) [memorial] b. March 1, 1904 d. December 15, 1944 Jazz Bandleader, Trombonist. Born Alton Glenn Miller in Clarinda, a small rural southwestern Iowa town, the family soon moved to Grant City, Missouri, where he went to grade school. While working for the town bandsman, he was given a trombone and learning to play proficient enough, performed with the town band. The Miller family moved again, this time to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where he went to high school, excelling in sports. However, his interest was in dance band music. He skipped his...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Vance Jr., Leon Robert [memorial] b. August 11, 1916 d. July 26, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Enid, Oklahoma and served as a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps, 489th Bomber Group. On June 5, 1944, he led a Heavy Bombardment Group, in an attack against defended enemy coastal positions in the vicinity of Wimereaux, France. Approaching the target, his aircraft was hit repeatedly by antiaircraft fire which crippled the ship, killed the pilot, and himself wounded. In spite of his injury, he led his formation over the target...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing