NA­TION BRIEF

The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

BOS­TON Ac­tor helps out for van­dal­ized me­mo­rial

Ac­tor and Bos­ton na­tive Mark Wahlberg is among those of­fer­ing his sup­port to ef­forts to re­pair a van­dal­ized Viet­nam War me­mo­rial.

The dam­age to the me­mo­rial in Bos­ton's Dorch­ester neigh­bor­hood and the land­scap­ing around it was dis­cov­ered last week.

State po­lice said bricks had been thrown at the me­mo­rial stone, an Amer­i­can flag was cut and a Mas­sachusetts flag was ripped taken a flag­pole and left with trash on it. A POW-MIA flag was ap­par­ently stolen.

Wahlberg tweeted his sup­port for a GoFundMe page that's been set up to help pay for re­pairs to the Dorch­ester Viet­nam Me­mo­rial, which in­cludes the names of lo­cal res­i­dents who died in the con­flict.

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