Fallen MN Marine's Wife Receives His Purple Heart

Created: 12/18/2012 10:50 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

A grieving Minnesota wife received her husband's military award Tuesday.

Lance Cpl. Dale Means was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Nov. 18. Tuesday he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Means graduated from New Prague High School in 2007. He married his high school sweetheart last year.

The Purple Heart is given to those who have been wounded or killed in combat.