At left: Larry Yepez shows the wounds he suffered when a black bear attacked him outside his home in Midpines in the predawn hours on Thursday, Aug. 13. At right: Yepez in the 1960s, when he served in the Marines and fought in Vietnam.
At left: Larry Yepez shows the wounds he suffered when a black bear attacked him outside his home in Midpines in the predawn hours on Thursday, Aug. 13. At right: Yepez in the 1960s, when he served in the Marines and fought in Vietnam. Special to The Bee
At left: Larry Yepez shows the wounds he suffered when a black bear attacked him outside his home in Midpines in the predawn hours on Thursday, Aug. 13. At right: Yepez in the 1960s, when he served in the Marines and fought in Vietnam. Special to The Bee

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