Update on the vandalized POW camp foundations

An update to a story we brought you about the vandalized foundations of the old POW camp inside the Desoto National Forest in Harrison County.
Officials tell us they’re working to clean up where visitors sprayed graffiti. The old ammunition bunkers are found along the hiking trial. The historic foundations are all that’s left of a camp that used to house German and Italian prisoners during World War II.
Forest Ranger Anne Casey tells News 25 officials are in the process of getting the funding together to clean up the damage. “It was a really sad situation to see the graffiti show up there. It’s a historic site so we hate to see any of our historic sites damaged. It’s just a matter of respecting what natural resources and cultural resources out there. They’re for everyone. So when one person decides to graffiti it, it’s a sign of disrespect for everyone that owns the forest.”
It will cost the U.S. Forest Service between three to five thousand dollars to clean up the graffiti.

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