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Plaques commemorating fallen servicemen stolen at Barbers Point

(Image: Samson Sees) (Image: Samson Sees)
(Image: Samson Sees) (Image: Samson Sees)
KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Plaques near Barbers Point Chapel dedicated to fallen servicemen have been stolen.

A Barbers Point Memorial Restoration volunteer noticed the plaques were missing on Friday when he went to pay his respects.

One plaque had the names of 10 men who died while serving in the Navy, as well as two others who were never found after their planes had crashed into the Waianae mountain range in 1954.

Another plaque dedicated to a Lieutenant Commander whose plane was shot down over Vietnam was also stolen.

Brad Hayes, director of Naval Air Museum Barbers Point, says he believes thieves stole the plaques after mistakenly thinking they were made out of copper, when they are actually made of bronze and brass.

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