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Jerome J. McLaughlin

Jerry McLaughlin began his volunteer service with the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in 2005 as an archivist. Along with two colleagues he received the Shuler Award for Museum Service in 2007 for their efforts in reorganizing the Museum archives. He was selected as the Project Manager for the City of Savannah restoration at the project’s inception in January 2009, and held that position until the dedication of the airplane in January of 2015. Jerry is a native of the Borough of Queens in New York City. He was raised on Long Island and graduated from Long Island University with a degree in United States History in 1973. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1971, stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, prior to a thirty year career with the Federal government. He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 as a member of that organization’s Senior Intelligence Service. He and his wife, Denise, retired to Savannah, Georgia, in 2004 and live on Skidaway Island with a rescued Wheaten Terrier who now goes by the name of Annie.

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