Bronx boy becomes youngest military re-enactor at LI museum

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One City Island boy's hobby led him to become the youngest military re-enactor at a Long Island museum.

Matthew McGaughan is a 12-year-old boy who has an interest in World War II.

McGaughan dons his WWII costume at least once a month and jumps into the battlefield at the Museum of American Armor on Long Island along with his father and their fellow re-enactors.

Although McGaughan is too young to perform as a soldier, he plays a boy in the French resistance.

McGaughan says he has been a re-enactor for about four years now.  He says he fell in love with war history after watching his father re-enact scenes from battles fought more than 70 years ago. 

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