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FORT HOOD — Heather Ketchmark, an Army spouse, was so honored to meet former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday that she presented him with a memorial coin dedicated to her fallen brother.

Her brother, Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles, was killed March 2009 in Afghanistan and was the last service member to come home under the military’s former policy of banning photos of flag-drapped coffins, Ketchmark said.

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