A man dug up his father's headstone and brought it to a Veterans Affairs Canada office, more than two decades after he was buried in St. John's, because the department failed to look after the gravesite —and now he plans to return the Second World War veteran's medals.

Gerald Fleming was a Second World War veteran who died in 1988. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Mount Pearl. Veterans Affairs paid for his headstone, but Fleming said the department failed to take care of it.

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