Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Boelk, 24, Oceanside; killed by bomb weeks into his first deployment

Growing up in a military family, he had traveled the world. He joined the Marines last year and had promised to finish college after his five-year enlistment. Lance Cpl. James D. Boelk grew up in a well-traveled military family. But his path to the Marine Corps was not a straight one.

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Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Boelk, 24, Oceanside; killed by bomb weeks into his first deployment