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Glenn Miller: Fort Morgan High School’s ‘Most Famous Graduate’

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Bandleader Glenn Miller.

Fort Morgan is proud to call Miller one of its own. He's considered the high school's "most famous graduate." Miller was a star player on the football team. We've seen menu items here named after him. Our producer Carla Jimenez spied a ton of books about him at the local library. Miller attended CU Boulder before hitting it big as a big band leader. But his death is shrouded in mystery. In 1944 he was an Army major headed to France — to perform for allied troops. His plane went down in the ocean. Dennis Spragg is an expert in all things Miller and wrote a book about his findings. Ryan spoke with him in 2014 — as he unraveled what might've happened.