Fahrenheit 9/11 marine killed in Iraq

A US marine who appeared in Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 has died of wounds sustained in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

    The marine died in Iraq's troubled Anbar province

    Raymond Plouhar, 30, was "conducting combat operations" in the country's restive western Anbar province when the device exploded, the US defence department said.

    Although Plouhar willingly appeared in a segment of the 2004 film as a recruiter for the US marines, his father, Raymond, said on Tuesday that his son didn't realise that it was for a film that would be against the war.

     

    "I'm devastated, sad and proud," Plouhar said of his only son.

     

    "This just makes me devoted even more to his belief that people need help in Iraq, and he felt that he was helping."

     

    Plouhar had only 38 days left in Iraq and had been there a little more than four months during his most recent tour, his family said.

     

    Moore's controversial 2004 documentary, which condemned the Bush administration for its war on terror, featured Plouhar in several scenes when he worked as a recruiter for the US marines.

     

    The documentary won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes film festival in 2004.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.