Vietnam War memorial in Boston vandalized with red paint

A worker cleans the paint off the memorial. David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

BOSTON (AP) — A Vietnam War memorial in Boston has been vandalized with red spray paint.

Boston police say the the vandalism was discovered Thursday on the memorial in the Rose Garden in the city’s Fenway neighborhood.

The red paint is scrawled across many of the names on the memorial, which are etched in white.

A city cleaning crew was working to remove the paint early Friday.

Robert Santiago, the city’s Commissioner of Veterans Services, told WBZ-TV it was heartbreaking to see the damage.

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