Military police are investigating an act of vandalism that took place over the long weekend at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick.


Officials say vandals spray-painted the Sherman tank at the base’s main entrance with offensive symbols, profanity and the term “Pongo,” a slang term for infantry soldiers.

According to the CBC, the actions have upset many people living in Oromocto as well as Veterans. CFB Gagetown is Oromocto’s largest employer and the town is very sensitive to the vandalism.

The tank is now covered with a blue tarp as the investigation into who covered the monument with graffiti continues.