State police searching for vandal who damaged Dorchester Vietnam war memorial

BOSTON (WHDH) - State police are turning to the public for help identifying the vandal or vandals who damaged a Vietnam war memorial in Dorchester.

State police received a call from a concerned resident around 3 p.m. Thursday who noticed the Morrissey Boulevard memorial had been vandalized.

Responding troopers found shrubs uprooted, an American flag that appeared to have been cut, a Massachusetts state flag that had been cut from a pole, tossed into the woods and covered in trash, and bricks that had been thrown at the memorial, a spokesman said.

A POW flag has been reported missing.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the South Boston state police barracks at 617-740-7710.


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