Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gainesville OEF OIF War Memorial Vandalized

Gainesville veterans memorial vandalized
FOX 35 News
David Williams
April 12, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said the vandals hit over the weekend at the Freedom Community Centrer, in Gainesville. The vandalism is tough for Terry Fitzpatrick to stomach.

“Instant anger,” the Korean War Veteran said.

Fitzpatrick explained, “One has to assume they’re not the brightest lights in the harbor. There’s something wrong with people that do that.”

The "Walk Through Time" monument honors people who died while serving in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The names of 14 local service members who died are on the brick and granite monument. Korean War Veteran, Eddie Thomas, is disgusted.

“It’s sickening. Nobody should want to do something like that,” Thomas said. 

“Why destroy something for somebody that gave their lives?”
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