Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Plank killed in Afghanistan

CAMP PENDLETON - The Pentagon today announced the death of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total killed there to five this week.

Lance Cpl. Michael Plank, 25, of Cameron Mills, N.Y., died Wednesday in Helmand province, according to the Department of Defense. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced the Sunday combat deaths of Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood, Texas; Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, 20, of Edinburg, Texas; and Cpl. Donald M. Marler, 22, of St. Louis. They were members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

On Monday, 23-year-old Sgt. John K. Rankel of Speedway, Ind., died in combat in Afghanistan. He also was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 
Rendered 02/22/2024 10:55