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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 609-06
June 27, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Cpl. Paul N. King, 23, of Tyngsboro, Mass.

            Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar, 30, of Lake Orion, Mich.

            King died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Ayer, Mass.

            Plouhar died June 26 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

            Media with questions about King can call the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment Public Affairs representative at (978) 796-2839.  Media with questions about Plouhar can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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