Bill Houssenloge from the Vietnam Veterans Association is outraged that anyone could deface a war memorial.
Bill Houssenloge from the Vietnam Veterans Association is outraged that anyone could deface a war memorial.

Total lack of respect



THE war memorial at Orlando Street was dedicated to those who served, but try telling that to the youth of today.

The president of the Vietnam Veterans association, Bill Houssenloge, cannot contain his outrage this week after he discovered graffiti taggers had vandalised a Coffs Harbour memo- rial.

"These people have a total lack of respect for our ex-serviceman and this is just something that should never happen," Mr Houssenloge said.

"I think very gutless people have done this, they chose the back of the wall so they could hide from the road. This is just disgust- ing."

So upset by the vandalism, Mr Houssenloge said it would be like someone painting all over the cenotaph in town.

"No one has the right to vandalise property, particularly this wall, so many people are going to be upset by this."

The 'TFB' tag which van- daled the memorial this week faces the railway tracks. This tag has also been seen around the marina area and along parts of West High Street and Harbour Drive.

"I don't care how good some people think this stuff can look. This is awful and it is vandalism," Mr Hous- senloge said.



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