Portsmouth honors local veteran who was killed in action in 1943

Manuel F. Mello’s surviving brother accepts medals at ceremony

By Jim McGaw
Posted 11/28/17

PORTSMOUTH — Seventy-four years after the fact, Manuel F. Mello finally got his due, and his surviving brother was there to see it.

Mr. Mello was a Portsmouth resident and a private in …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.