MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Purple Heart earned more than 45 years ago was finally presented Sunday.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped present the Purple Heart to the family of Vietnam veteran Stephen Dufeck, who passed away in December of 2012.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced Friday For The Murder Of George Floyd
Due to an error, Dufeck never received the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered during an enemy rocket and mortar attack — until today.READ MORE: Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown
“It’s an award that’s long overdue for a man who gave so much and steadfastly refused to seek recognition for it,” Klobuchar said.MORE NEWS: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
Dufeck’s three sons accepted the award, along with his newly born grandson, Stephen, who was named in his memory.