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March 09, 2016

Philly's Vietnam Veterans Memorial vandalized

Officials looking for suspect who stole star medallions

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Old City commemorates soldiers from Philadelphia who served during the Vietnam War.

A vandal stole several star medallions from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Old City on Tuesday, CBSPhilly reports.

Officials are looking for a suspect and plan to check surveillance cameras. The memorial's custodian said he expects that it will cost $700 to $1,500 to replace the medallions.

“It’s very sad; it’s like somebody sticking a knife in me,” custodian Nick Moran told CBSPhilly.

Dedicated in 1987, the memorial contains a granite slab engraved with the names of 646 Philadelphia-native soldiers as well as 10 panels that illustrate scenes of war.

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