On Saturday, March 4, Boy Scouts from the Tujunga American Legion Post 377 went out to clean up Sunland Park and the Veterans’ Memorial. It was while they were cleaning up around the memorial that Scout Master Dan Kellgreen (sp) saw that someone had spray painted graffiti over the monument, defacing the names embossed in the bronze plaque. Bonnie Corwin was stupefied by what this Pacoima-based gangbanger wanna-be had done and suggested to Kellgreen that he contact Doc of the local newspaper.
Doc arrived, surveyed the situation and went and purchased the graffiti-removal chemicals.
The memorial is now back to its pristine state. Photos of the gang tagging have been sent to veterans’ groups throughout the valley soliciting help in identifying the vandal(s).