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Thief Steals Memorial Plaque from Marine Corps Veterans

BROOKSVILLE – Most patriotic Americans are proud of the men and women who served honorably, protecting the greatest country in the world. Each and every Veteran should be hailed as heroes for the sacrifices they made in defending the air, land, and seas of our sovereign nation and those abroad.

For someone to knowingly steal from a Veteran is almost unheard of; sadly, that’s exactly what happened last Tuesday, at the Marine Corps League Detachment #708, located at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road.

According to Commandant Frank Glassford, between 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that evening, while veterans were enjoying entertainment inside the lodge, someone removed a bronze memorial plaque placed in front of the nautical flag pole.

Frank says the plaque commemorated Dick Voltaggio, one of the men who helped build the Lodge and served as Commandant from 2000 to 2004.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft, but so far they have received no leads.

If you have information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever committed this despicable act, contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830 or the Marine Corps Detachment at 352-597-7979.

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  • No comment other than the name is Vic Voltaggio….

    Thursday, 19 March 2015, 11:38 am
  • They probably were there to break in the cars and they were all locked so they took that instead. Disgusting!! It’s really sad!! They not only served our country but they do so much for our community.

    I hope you have security cameras so they can catch them!!

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:00 am

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