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Marine Cpl. Christopher J. Boyd

Died August 19, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Palatine, Ill.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Calif. honors fallen Pendleton-based Marines

The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Two suburban Chicago Marines killed recently in Afghanistan were honored in California.

Lance Cpl. Kevin Oratowski, 23, of Wheaton died Aug. 18 when an improvised explosive device when off. Military officials say the 2005 Glenbard South High School graduate was a light armored vehicle crewman.

Cpl. Christopher J. Boyd, 22, of Palatine died Aug. 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was a 2006 graduate of Palatine High School.

Both were honored in California because of their ties to Camp Pendleton.

Flags at the California capitol were at half-staff through Aug. 22 for Oratowski. Flags at the state Capitol were flown at half-staff for 72 hours in honor of Boyd starting Aug. 23.

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