Memorial for 13 Service Members Killed in Kabul Targeted with Major Vandalism


A California freeway display of 13 flags to honor the U.S. military members killed outside the Kabul airport last month was destroyed in an act of vandalism, according to the Riverside Police Department.

“Recently after the deaths of our 13 United States Service Members killed in Afghanistan, 13 American Flags and 1 Marine Corp flag were placed on the fence to the Ivy Street overpass to the 91 Freeway in Riverside as a memorial. Sometime yesterday, an observant citizen noticed the flags appeared to be damaged and it was reported to the police,” the department said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“At this point, we don’t have any suspect description but it’s obvious the flags were intentionally damaged.”

“Two citizens helped to take down the damaged flags, which were later turned over to local Boy Scout Troop 703 to be properly retired, police said,” Fox News reported.


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