Update: Veteran's grave fixed, damage due to "wear and tear" - WRBL

Update: Veteran's grave fixed, damage due to "wear and tear"

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A few weeks ago, News 3 reported on a World War II veteran's grave that looked like it had been dug up.

The grave was in Pumpkin Bottom Cemetery in Phenix City, which is owned by the city. The city recently fixed the grave and says the damage was most likely due to "normal wear and tear."

Mila Elkins first noticed the grave when she was walking through the cemetery with her daughter on Memorial Day. Elkins says she tried to find the family of the man to let them know about the grave, but she didn't have any luck.

Elkins told News 3 it looked like the grave had been dug up, saying a lot of times a veteran is buried with his metals or other valuable items. She says she's glad that this wasn't the case.

The grave belongs to William David Cobb; he was a Private for the United States Marine Corps.

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