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Beneath an undulating canopy of flags, Ron Veverka walked purposefully to the 12-foot-high steel and glass pillar.

He pointed to a name etched into one of the glass plates: Sgt. David M. Veverka.

“There he is,” said Veverka, 63, of Sharon in Mercer County. “My son. He was killed in Iraq, south of Baghdad, in 2006. He was a convoy commander. They were attacked, and his driver was killed. He pulled his gunman to safety before they got him.”

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