Local Marine remembered

A local hero was remembered for his service to the country and his zest for life on Friday, Aug. 7.

A large crowd of family, friends, military families and Clermont County residents gathered at the Union Township Amphitheater to pay tribute to Marine Corps SSgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski.

Wojciechowski died on April 30, 2009, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq as a result of a blast from an improvised explosive device. He served with the USMC explosive ordinance disposal team after reenlisting. He initially joined the Marine Corps in July 2001.