LT. COL. STEPHEN NEIL HYLAND JR., 45, of Burke, Va., told a friend 20 years ago that he'd like his epitaph to read, "Born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." It was just too fitting, loved ones said. "You look back, and all you think about is him laughing," said his father, Stephen. "When he was in a room, everybody gathered around him."
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