WWI "Doughboy" smashed by vandals

WWI "Doughboy" smashed by vandals

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    WWI "Doughboy" smashed!

    Just Before Memorial Day, WWI Statue Destroyed - Greenville News Story - WYFF Greenville

    Just Before Memorial Day, WWI Statue Destroyed

    POSTED: 10:02 pm EDT May 21, 2008
    UPDATED: 9:53 am EDT May 22, 2008

    ANDERSON, S.C. -- Just a few days before Memorial Day, a World War I memorial was smashed, apparently by thieves looking for scrap metal.

    The doughboy statue outside the Anderson American Legion building was reduced to rubble. The statue was originally erected to honor the men who served in World War One, but over the years has symbolized the sacrifices made by service men and women in wars and conflicts since.

    For local veterans, the loss of the statue is devastating.

    "I'm overwhelmed -- completely overwhelmed," said Marty Hoag, who was once the commander at the American Legion post. He was there eight years ago when the doughboy statue had to be replaced, also due to vandalism.

    Robert Rainey carefully picked up the pieces of the statue left behind. He paid thousands of dollars for the doughboy, as it's called, to be replaced last time.

    Police believe vandals may have thought the statue contained copper.

    "This particular doughboy is made of zinc and really has no metallic or metal value," Rainey said.

    There are only three statues of the doughboy left in South Carolina. Only 130 exist nationwide.

    Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call Anderson Police.

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    Angry Dirtbags!

    I hope they get caught!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistola View Post
    I hope they get caught!
    I hope the Vets catch them before the LEOs do!

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    That is just wrong. Jail is to good for them

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    This is common stuff, but liberals do not see a pattern quite yet :)
    We are still outraged but not as much as not as strongly as before. We just see too much.
    Let me get up on a soapbox for a second now-----just for a second, don't worry.
    If you or I saw this nonsense happening and we gave one of them a swift kick in the a..... we would be arrested or admonished for assault and battery.
    But this is the way things are nowadays. Right is wrong and wrong is right.
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    Everything I could say about this would get me banned or warned for strong language.

    I hope the judge gives them 500 hours community service, demining in Iraq that is...

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