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Vietnam War memorial in La Mesa vandalized

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LA MESA (CBS 8) - There is outrage in La Mesa after vandals damaged a war memorial.

Someone tried to pry two plaques from a memorial wall, damaging them and the bricks they were bolted to.

The memorial sits next to an American Legion post and lists the names of 74 veterans from San Diego who died in Vietnam.

This is the second time the memorial has been damaged.

Two years ago vandals managed to make off with several plaques.

Some believe the thieves are after the metal, but those who tend the memorial say the plaques are made from mixed metal and are not worth any money.

All the plaques have since been removed, for protection against future vandalism.

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