|Rank||Captain U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||September 10 1956|
Korean Defense Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Captain McLaughlin was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
Captain McLaughlin was a crew member of a RB-50 Superfortress reconnaissance aircraft with the U.S. Air Force. On September 10, 1956, while patrolling the airspace during the Korean truce, his aircraft was lost over the Sea of Japan due in part to Typhoon Emma.