USS Manchester ready to serve

PORTSMOUTH — Donning a USS Manchester CL-83 ball cap Saturday morning, 86-year-old Jim Perry sat at the New Hampshire State Pier awaiting the commissioning of a ship that shares namesake with a piece of his personal history.Perry, of Epping, served on the first USS Manchester, a Cleveland-class light cruiser, which fought in the Korean War. He was the ship’s photographer, traveling throughout Korea, Japan and China in the early 1950s.”I just couldn’t believe it,” Perry said of […]

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