Mexican-American Wars Memorial in East L.A. Vandalized, Cowardly Thieves Steal Bronze Plaque

Bronze Plaque Stolen from Mexican Americans Wars Memorial-EGP News

(Los Angeles Times) For 65 years an obelisk like monument has stood over Boyle Heights in East L.A. a tribute to Mexican-American fallen heroes in all wars for the United States–then sometime in October, thieves struck making off with one of the large bronze plaques that had been affixed to the Mexican-American Memorial in 1947–the cowardly thieves also took two smaller ones nearby.

The likely motive money: The metal may be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars to an unscrupulously recycler, who could bale it with other scrap metal and ship it overseas.

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