State flags at half-staff to honor New Prague Marine killed in Afghanistan

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor Marine Lance Corporal Dale Means of New Prague, who was killed in Afghanistan.

A funeral will be held today for Means, 23, at St. Patrick’s Church of Cedar Lake, in Jordan.

He was killed Nov. 18 while in a convoy that was hit by an IED, improvised exploding device, in Helmand Province.

He was a 2007 graduate of New Prague High School, on his first deployment. He’d enlisted in the Marines in January 2011 and married a high school classmate just over a year ago.

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