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Grand Rapids Vandal
(2008-01-18)
(wgvu) - A 19-year-old man has confessed to
defacing war monuments in Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Rapids.
Investigators plan to seek criminal charges against the unnamed
suspect Friday. They say they found evidence in his apartment.
Five granite markers memorializing hundreds of Kent County
veterans of World War II and the Korean War were vandalized.
Authorities say identical graffiti symbols were spray-painted on
the pylons at the downtown park, which is considered a historic
site.
The Grand Rapids Press reports the black markings have been
cleaned, but a faint stain remains visible on the stones.
Local veterans and politicians call the vandalism reprehensible.
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