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George Wardwell (left) and Antonio Cercena, Vietnam veterans and members of American Legion Post 18, review photos they were taking during the ceremony. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth salutes its war veterans

Portsmouth salutes its war veterans

PORTSMOUTH — Men and women who served in Vietnam are the most misunderstood veterans of any war, the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony told a capacity crowd inside the high school auditorium Tuesday. Mackubin Thomas Owens, a Marine infantry veteran of Vietnam, said too many people assume that most of the military personnel who

Albert Brown of Portsmouth, a veteran of World War II, receives his "Greatest Generation" medal from Thomas Barandiaran, 17, of the Boy Scouts.

Portsmouth salutes ‘Greatest Generation’ veterans

PORTSMOUTH — Arthur C. Lenaghan, an Army chaplain from the Fall River Diocese who served in World War II, didn’t die in vain. Father Lenaghan was killed in action on Jan. 7, 1944 — 11 days before his 37th birthday —  as he carried wounded American soldiers to safety on the battlefields of Italy’s Liri Valley.