Marcus Carey, 25, of Ohio, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection to an incident at Fort Polk June 19.


Marcus Carey, 25, of Ohio, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection to an incident at Fort Polk June 19.
A soldier from Whitefish, Mont. stationed at Fort Polk was killed in an attack, his mother told the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont.
Carey, a civilian, appeared in federal court in Lake Charles June 21. The Army Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI are investigating the attack.
U.S. Attorney for Louisiana's western district Stephanie A. Finley said that both victims were soldiers. Neither Finley, nor FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne would comment further on the case.
According to the Daily Inter Lake, the mother of Byron Whitcomb said she was visited by military representatives who told her of her son's killing at the Army base. Billie Eisinger declined to provide details of the circumstances surrounding her son's death, saying Whitcomb's wife had asked her not to.
Eisinger said her son was born in Missoula and grew up and attended school in Whitefish. He was a sports standout in high school, playing football, baseball and hockey.
Whitcomb joined the Army on June 23, 2009. He and his wife have a 2-year-old daughter.
A funeral will be held at Fort Polk; another funeral is pending in the Flathead Valley.