Updated: 11/26/2012 9:46 PM KSTP.com By: Tim Sherno
Lance Cpl. Dale Means, was killed by an improvised explosive device Sunday while serving in Afghanistan.
Dale Means was a 2007 graduate of New Prague High School. Lonnie Seifert is the Assistant Principal at New Prague High School, he says Means was a good student with goals, "A young man that kind of had an idea where he wanted to go with his life, and now all of the sudden it's cut short so quickly."
Means enlisted in the Marines about two years ago. His sister says he "wanted to do something important in his life."
A military funeral will be held Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.