Fallen Marine, firefighter honored for service

August 27, 2010 8:43:28 PM PDT
Two men who died while serving their community and country were honored Friday night.

Lance Corporal Christopher Boyd, 23, was killed in Afghanistan last week. He played football at Palatine High School.

On Friday night, the team honored Lance Corporal Boyd with a moment of silence before its game against Lake Forest High School.

Lemont High School honored a 1997 graduate who was killed while responding to a restaurant fire in Chicago. Christopher Wheatley, 31, died earlier this month after falling from a fire escape ladder.

Wheatley's family and members of his engine company participated in Lemont High school's annual Hometown Heroes Night.


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