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Purple Heart stolen from memorial

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Fall River, Massachusetts (KWWL) -

Vandals target a war memorial, but they didn't stop with the damage.

Someone smashed a display case at an Iwo Jima memorial in Massachusetts.

A Purple Heart medal was stolen along with a vial of sand from the beach at Iwo Jima.

It didn't take long for someone to step forward with an offer. A veteran says he'll give his own Purple Heart to the memorial, but that's not all.

"He also took a trip to Iwo Jima and has some sand. He's going to give us a vial of sand to put back in there and hopefully, we can get a thicker cover placed on top of that plexiglass to make it harder to break," said Bruce Aldrich from the Marine Corps League.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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