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Monday, November 19, 2012

Veterans determined to fix statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park

Weymouth veterans vow to repair statue
By Ed Baker
Wicked Local Weymouth
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Weymouth

The vandalism of a concrete Marine soldier statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park in North Weymouth is believed to be a random act of malicious damage and not a political statement, according to Vietnam veteran Paul Shinney and District 1 Councilor Frank Burke.

Burke said he discovered the right hand of the statue smashed and its facial features damaged while visiting the site Nov. 9 to get it cleaned before Veterans Day.

“I went down to the memorial to spruce it up and pick up the pine needles,” said Burke, a retired Weymouth Veterans Services director. “I noted pieces of concrete on the ground and the hand to the statue was smashed. This is the first time in 27 years any damage has been done to it.”
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