Marine Who Appeared In `Fahrenheit 9/11' Killed In Iraq - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

6/28/06

Marine Who Appeared In `Fahrenheit 9/11' Killed In Iraq

A Marine who appeared in Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" has died in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Plouhar (PLOO'-hahr) was serving as a recruiter in Flint, Michigan, when Moore showed him approaching prospective recruits in a mall parking lot. In the film, he said it was "better to get them when they're in ones and twos and work on them that way."

He was working as a recruiter after he'd taken four years off from active duty after donating a kidny to his uncle.

Plouhar appeared willingly in the movie, which criticized President Bush's actions after Nine-Eleven. His father says Plouhar didn't know the film would criticize the war.

The father says he's proud his "son wanted to protect the freedom of this country whether we all agree with the war or not."

The Defense Department says Plouhar died of wounds from fighting west of Baghdad Monday. He leaves a wife and two kids.

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posted by: 6pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger khefelfinger@kltv.com

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