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Elaine Harte, was mortified when she arrvied at her husbands graveside to find that his brass and copper metal stem that laid there was missing, and his wasn’t the only one!

“She said, ‘Joe, I think something’s wrong up here,’ ’’ Joseph Colantoni said yesterday, a day after word spread that the copper and brass stems of 18 veterans’ medallions had been ripped from gravesites in this town south of Boston.

Family members of the veterans buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery visited their loved ones’ graves yesterday to check if theirs were among those hit by metal thieves apparently looking to sell the stakes as scrap metal, cemetery officials said.

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