WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE —
The long-time historian at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will walk into history soon.
Jeff Underwood, historian at the largest military aviation museum in the world for 17 years, retires Sept 30. Doug Lantry, a curator in the museum research division for 16 years, was chosen to take over the high-profile job, the museum announced Tuesday….
“For the average person, we can clear off some of the dust and bring a person back to life just through an object they carried on a combat mission,” he said. “Or a good luck charm they carried in southeast Asia. People see these are people doing this. It’s not just dry history. It’s part of our republic.”