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Michael Somers


Email sent: Tue 11/23/2010 10:35 AM


Dear Sir,

I am a 60-year-old retired teacher in Elyria, Ohio; about 25 miles west of Cleveland.

My retirement last year has enabled me to re-visit other long-held interests; chief among them the music and career of the late band leader and American musician, Glenn Miller.

Research indicates that Glenn Miller saluted the men of Camp Forest by airing their request of 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' during Miller's wildly popular, coast-to-coast radio program, 'Glenn Miller's Sunset Serenade' on the afternoon of Dec. 27, 1941. For their efforts the men received a beautiful radio/phonograph combination with records ( fifty ) for the Camp's recreational facility.

I would like to know if there are any articles, announcements of this Miller connection as might be found in microfilms of Camp Forest newspapers from that time period? If so I'd like to initiate a 'search and copy' procedure, at my expense.

Thank you for your time, interest and consideration.

Glenn Mittler