June 19, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Retired Naval Avaiation Commander Skip Yates is thanked by J.D. King after King's brother's military marker gravestone is returned to the family. "I was told to destroy it and was ready to break it up and stick it in a muddy spot," Yates said. "But, I just couldn't do that. I'm a veteran, you know."

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