Community mourns Marine

A community of grateful Clermont County citizens was given an opportunity to show their respect to Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Mark “Tony” Wojciechowski last week.

SSgt. Wojciechowski, 25, died on Thursday, April 30, while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, in Iraq. He was part of a Marine Corps bomb squad and died as a result of a bomb blast.

His body was flown from Iraq to Germany and he returned to the United States at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware. A Marine Corps carry team performed a “dignified transfer” of his body and his casket was accompanied by a military escort to Lunken Airport, in Cincinnati, Thursday, May 7.