World War II veteran headstone found in trash and moved to cemetery
ABC 10 News KXTV
May 24, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Facebook post sparked outrage when it showed a World War II veteran's tombstone laying underneath a Stockton overpass, among trash left behind by transients.
Khris Cook, a war veteran himself, heard about the tombstone from his wife who saw the post. Like many of the others who commented, he was upset seeing it left behind like trash.
"I couldn't see something like that, laying here, getting disgraced, broken up, graffitied," said Cook.
"It's very disrespectful."
Cook came down to pick it up himself. He dropped it off at the American Legion Ed Stewart Post 803, a place he felt it would be safe.
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