Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester damaged by vandal

By On October 26, 2018

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester damaged by vandal

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Some of the damage that State Police said was done by a vandal to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester .
Some of the damage that State Police said was done by a vandal to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester .

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester was vandalized sometime this week, and State Police are now searching for those responsible for the act that left the stone memorial damaged and an American flag cut in half.

State Police said a woman passing the memorial, a neighborhood landmark on Morrissey Boulevard, on Thursday noticed the damage and alerted State Police.

Bricks were thrown at the memorial, leaving marks on the stone, an American flag was cut up, and a Massachusetts flag was taken off its pole and found near trees with trash littered on top of it, State Police said Friday in a statement.

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A POW/MIA flag was also missing from the memorial, and vegetation in the area was uprooted, State Police Lieutenant Tom Ryan said.

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Ryan said police are not positive when the vandalism occurred, but it was done before 3 p.m. Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing, and State Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 617-740-7710.

Katie Camero can be reached at katie.camero@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @camerokt_Source: Google News Vietnam | Netizen 24 Vietnam

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