World War II veteran’s headstone found near Bridgeport splash pad

Bridgeport residents discovered headstones near a Bridgeport splash pad Wednesday – one of which belongs to a World War II veteran.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2022, 10:06 PM

Updated 715 days ago

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Bridgeport residents discovered headstones near a Bridgeport splash pad Wednesday – one of which belongs to a World War II veteran.
Pedro Cruz says he saw two headstones lying on the ground off Boston Avenue behind Luis Martin School.
A local genealogist says the headstones could be connected to a headstone business that used to be in the area.
Cruz says that headstones should never be left lying around in a public space out of respect to the deceased.
“They’re trying to rest in peace and people are disturbing them,” says Cruz.
The genealogist traced the veteran’s headstone to Loyalty Cemetery in Fairfield. 
Police have removed the headstones while they investigate.


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