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Vandals attack tank in Post Falls

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

POST FALLS – Veterans in Post Falls are reeling after vandals wielding spray paint cans targeted an M60 tank and personnel carrier on display at the American Legion Post.

Legion Commander John Dunlap said the vandalism was discovered Wednesday.

The vandals painted “War Pig” in big white letters across the personnel carrier, covered a white American star with paint and sprayed graffiti across other memorials.

Dunlap said it hurts to see the memorial treated with such disrespect. He said the legion will likely have to pay the costs of repainting the memorials.

The Legion has displayed the Vietnam-era tank for 14 years and the personnel carrier for about three years.

Police said they are investigating and seeking information from the public that could lead to arrests.


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