(WTHR)  A Korean war veteran says the flagpole in his Greenfield, Indiana front yard stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules.

The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard.

"It means a lot to me. We fought for that flag," Robert Willits said.

Both Robert and his brother, Lester, served in the Korean War. Robert was injured. Lester never came home.

"Lester is still there. So I'm going to keep it up," Robert Willits said.

Last month, the Fieldstone Homeowners Association sent a letter to the couple saying they were in violation of the covenants and restrictions of the neighborhood.

The association offered to fly the MIA flag from the community flagpole and said Willits could hang the American flag from a bracket above the garage. The other option: keep the flag where it is and pay a $500 fine to cover legal fees.