“Graffiti mars a mural honoring a fallen soldier”
Photo by Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian
“Vandals have again defaced a mural honoring fallen soldier and Rainier native Sgt. Justin Norton.
Norton was just 21 when he was killed in action by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq on June 24, 2006.
In 2011, the Rainier community came together to honor Norton by painting a mural of him on a train trestle that visible from the road at the edge of town,” ” quoting Jeremy Pawloski in The Olympian.