- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) - A cemetery expert says repairs have “seamlessly” restored the 237-year-old gravestone of a Revolutionary War hero on Long Island.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1msz4nx ) says a descendant of Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull visited the private family cemetery in Mastic Beach on Sunday. He was heartsick to find the tombstone broken into four pieces.

Nathan Fremont Woodhull IV is a Navy chief petty officer stationed in New Hampshire.

A trustee of the Mastic Peninsula Historical Society worked with an expert to piece the stone back together before Memorial Day.

The expert, Bob Guerriero, says the stone is “priceless.”

Suffolk County police determined the incident was not criminal in nature.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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