The silhouette is part of a series conceived by the Royal British Legion (Picture: Carterton Town Council/Facebook).
A silent soldier silhouette in Oxfordshire has been damaged in what police described as "disgusting behaviour".
The incident on Alvescot Road in Carterton to a silhouette commemorating contributions made during the First World War.
On Facebook, the local council said the silhouette was "used as target practice" before being thrown in a ditch.
"Not only is this vandalism but a terrible act of disrespect to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for us," they said in a post.
Thames Valley Police are appealing for information on the incident.
The silhouette is part of a series conceived by the Royal British Legion to mark the contribution made to the First World War by communities around the UK and the Commonwealth.