ELIZABETH - A neighborhood is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine from Elizabeth.

Lance Cpl. Francisco Jackson, 24, was killed Tuesday by a bomb blast in Afghanistan. His friends and family were worried about him joining the military, now they say they worry how they'll live without him.

The Department of Defense says Jackson enlisted in October 2009 and that he was on his first combat deployment.

Jackson leaves behind a 4-year-old son and three younger siblings.