- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County supervisors have offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who defaced a Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area.

Extensive graffiti was spotted last week covering a large portion of the homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall of Pacific Avenue. The memorial lists the names of American service members missing in action or unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. Painted by a Vietnam veteran and dedicated in 1992, it declares, “You are not forgotten.”

In announcing the reward Tuesday, Supervisor Mike Antonovich called the graffiti a “disgusting display of disrespect.”

City News Service reports Wednesday that the Los Angeles City Council is expected to add $10,000 to the reward with a vote next week.

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