Vandalism at Irondale Cemetery: Millerton veteran’s headstone damaged with orange paint

The gravestone of Stanley Smith, a World War II veteran who is buried at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton, was vandalized last week. Photo by Jenn Najdek

MILLERTON — The gravestone of a World War II veteran was defaced last week, completely doused in bright orange paint.

“It was awful,” said Village Trustee Jenn Najdek. 

The vandalized headstone was that of Najdek’s grandfather, Stanley Smith.

“I was angry and disheartened that somebody would do that,” she said. “It just makes me sad and wonder why somebody would choose to do that.”

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