Old city records containing personal information about military veterans were found blowing around Quincy, Mass., on Tuesday, the Patriot Ledger reports.

The records, which date from the 1950s through the 1980s, contain social security numbers, bank account information, healthcare data and benefit claims. A Patriot Ledger reporter found the records blowing around the Russell Park area near Quincy High School.

Henry Bradley, Quincy’s acting director of veterans services, said the department had hired shredding company Shred King to haul off 85 boxes containing around 240,000 old veterans’ records…

City employees carried out a search on Wednesday in the Russell Park area and found dozens of additional veterans’ records blowing in the wind.

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