DOD: Marine from Ill. killed in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A Marine from northeast Illinois has died while fighting in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced late Friday that 22-year-old Cpl. Christopher J. Boyd, of Palatine, died Thursday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Details haven't been released.

Boyd was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton in California.

Palatine is about 30 miles northwest of Chicago.

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