|Musician Trigger Alpert dies at 97|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Ponte Vedra Beachís Trigger Alpert, who as an exuberant young stand-up bass player was credited with adding some needed swing to Glenn Millerís famous big band, died Dec. 21 at an assisted-living facility in Jacksonville Beach. He was 97.
Mr. Alpert was a favorite of the band leader, who was declared missing in action after he disappeared in December 1944 on a flight from England to France.
In a 2009 Times-Union interview, he said he was crushed by Millerís death ó and said he regretted he hadnít been an even better friend to him.
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