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War Markers Discovered by Marysville Snow Plow Driver
MARYSVILLE (Rob Wells/Kate Liebers) -- A Union County snow plow operator said he was just doing his job when he stumbled upon dozens of replicas honoring military heroes.
Angelo Zenquis said he was plowing a storage unit in Marysville when he accidentally struck a crate of more than two dozen solid bronze grave markers and flag holders. He delivered the discovered items to the local authorities.
"I'm honored as a US citizen to be able to turn something like this over," Zenquis said.
Officers have since been trying to figure out whether the plaques, some of which date back to the Civil War, were stolen or left outside the storage unit by mistake.
"As a veteran, it's very disturbing if they were stolen off of graves," said Marysville Police Chief Floyd Golden.
Investigators said Union County has a rich history of those who gave their lives to their country. Police said that if they don't find the rightful owners, the markers will be donated to the Marysville Veteran's Administration.