Staff Sargeant Raymond J. Plouhar

That’™s him over on the right, but you probably don’™t recognize him. That is also Staff Sgt. Plouhar down on the left, giving out candy to Iraqi children, and you won’™t recognize him there, either. Still, Raymond J. Plouhar is a movie star, and many, many Americans saw him on the screen [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

That’™s him over on the right, but you probably don’™t recognize him. That is also Staff Sgt. Plouhar down on the left, giving out candy to Iraqi children, and you won’™t recognize him there, either. Still, Raymond J. Plouhar is a movie star, and many, many Americans saw him on the screen during the last two years. By starring in the movie, Staff Sgt. Plouhar will likely go down in history as one who made a difference, though unwittingly. Here’™s the story, which is somewhat sad.

A Marine who appeared in Michael Moore’™s documentary ‘œFahrenheit 9/11′ has died in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Plouhar 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 ‘œbetter 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.

No, Fahrenheit 9/11 did not stop this stupid war, but if the war ever stops that movie will have contributed mightily, and Plouhar, however unintentionally, shows the folly of the war in the role he played.

It is an ironic pity Staff Sgt. Plouhar was blown up by a roadside bomb this week.

Thursday, June 29th, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Iraq

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