Sunday, March 26, 2006

Vandals Deface Sign Honoring Soldier

The family of a Green Beret who was one of the nationā€˜s first casualties in the war on terror in Afghanistan was outraged after discovering vandals had defaced a sign honoring the soldier with anti-war graffiti.
A vandal scrawled several anti-war slogans on this memorial
"It was just pure rage," he told reporters. Michael Petithory discovered the vandalism as he biked along the Ashuwillticook Trail.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel H. Petithory
ODA-574, Co. A, 3rd Bn., 5th SFG (Abn.)
Family and friends cleaned the sign, which is one of three along a stretch of the trail that honors the Cheshire native. The other two signs were not vandalized. Police in Cheshire and Lanesborough are investigating, but there had been no arrests. Cheshire, a town of approximately 3,500 residents, is about 140 miles west of Boston.
Daniel's brother, Mike Petithory, cleaned off the memorial