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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

VFW Post 5390 Chaplain Michael Nott says a few words in honor of the late SSG Christopher Potts, a Tiverton resident was killed in Iraq in 2004. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth VFW salutes those who died while serving

PORTSMOUTH — Charles Peterson took his time. The post adjutant for VFW Post 5390 read the names of every deceased member of the Post during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning — 274 in all. It took him more than 10 minutes in all, while the capacity crowd say in rapt attention. While many were using their

Pastor Michael Pike from the Portsmouth United Methodist Church says a prayer during the wreath-laying ceremony in front of Town Hall Friday.

Portsmouth wreath ceremony pays tribute to veterans

PORTSMOUTH — The triangular Legion Memorial Park isn’t the biggest public green around these parts; it measures just 120 by 30 feet and is bisected by a section of Hedly Street at East Main Road. Although modest is size, this little plot of land has become sacred ground for those honoring our local war veterans. On


Portsmouth council hears license violations

PORTSMOUTH — Two local businesses have been put “on notice” by the town after reportedly violating the terms of their liquor licenses during separate incidents recently. The Town Council, sitting as the Board of License Commissioners, leveled no sanctions against the businesses after Police Chief Thomas F. Lee requested a review of the incidents Monday night.

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.

A group of volunteers from local VFW Post 5390, the Newport Coast Guard and Middletown Home Depot surround Vietnam veteran Raymond DeJesus and his wife, Eneida, for a photo while they build the veteran a handicap ramp for his home in Common Fence Point.

Volunteers build ramp for Portsmouth veteran

PORTSMOUTH — A veteran was in need, so his comrades answered the call — with a little help from a local business. Members of VFW Post 5390 in Common Fence Point, along with workers from Home Depot and a few Coast Guard personnel, started building a handicapped ramp recently at the home of Vietnam War veteran Raymond