MN Veteran To Get Purple Heart 44 Years Later

Created: 12/22/2013 9:28 AM

(KSTP) - A Minnesota veteran will finally be honored on Monday with a purple heart after a 44 year delay.

Fred Jenness earned his purple heart after he was wounded in an enemy attack in South Vietnam, but because of an error he never received recognition.

Senator Amy Klobuchar will award Jenness with the purple heart at the Golden Valley City Hall at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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