Jerry McKenna

Testimonials about A Third Life:

"I have always admired Jerry McKenna's sculptures...but who knew about the rest of his life? It's been a good life for him and I'm very jealous. I mean very jealous."
Regis Philbin  

"A facinating story about McKenna's tranformation from Air Force officer to one of America's leading sculptors. He spins a good yarn."
Coach Lou Holtz  

"Born in my hometown of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Jerry went on to become a decorated Air Force officer, a world renowned sculptor and, now, an author. If you want an inspirational success story, this book is it. I enjoyed reading it."
John Lujack - 1947 Heisman Trophy


Third Life book

"A terrific book melding the experiences of a highly effetive Air Force officer and an unusually talented sculptor. I had the hor ot serve with Jerry in the Strategic Air Command and to have been the subject of one of his recent sculptures. It is my pleasure to recommend this extraordinary book."
Lt. General E.G. "Buck" Shuler
USAD Former Commander, Eigth Air Force

"Jerry McKenna's sculptures surrounding Notre Dame Stadium are destination points for Fighting Irish fans, and now admirers of these great pieces of art can get the back stories about them in this book."
Brian Kelly, Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame

"It was a delight to read about Jerry's adventures in sculpture, to learn about his life and ho w he turn of events led him to his second and third lives. What a witness to us all, to be open to the 'more' in one's life. The world is more beautiful today because of his art."
Sr. Bernadine Reyes, OSB Prioress, Monastery of St. Scolastica, Boerne, Texas

"A glimpse of Jerry McKenna...the man, the colonel, the artist. A story of resillience, commitment, and creativity from the crucible of his Irish wit and humor."
Monsignor Joe Wagner, Pastor Diocese of Sioux Falls

"Jerry Mc Kenna was a uniquely successful Air Force commander, a position representing the hgihtest honor that can be given to an officer. As airman and artist, our nation has benefited enormously from his gifted American. Just read this account of his experiences and see for yourself."
Brig. General Charles L. Bishop, U.S.A.F., Retired

"When the first life is so fulfilling with years that included Notre Dame...and the second, the U.S. Air can there be much left for No. 3? Jerry McKenna shows us the way...What a life!"
Joe Doyle, South Bend Tribune

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