Stars and Stripes stripes.com 04 Jan, 2021 18:15 am

Remorseful veteran returns statue's stolen sword after 40 years

Remorseful veteran returns statue's stolen sword after 40 years
A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town's historical commission that he regretted taking it.

The stolen sword was replaced with the help of a local sculptor and paid for by an anonymous donor, the newspaper reported.The returned sword is likely to be preserved by a local museum, the newspaper reported.The town erected the bronze statue of him in 1919, the newspaper reported.Remorseful veteran returns statue's stolen sword after 40 years WESTFIELD, Mass.

Gaylord, the chair of Westfield's Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town's statue of Gen.— A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town's historical commission that he regretted taking it.

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