National guardsman, Mt. Lebanon native killed in 2006 remembered

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Family, friends and co-workers honored a man on Tuesday who made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation.

Mark Melcher was a national guardsman from Mt. Lebanon.

He was killed in Iraq on this date in 2006.

Melcher also worked at Bank of New York Mellon.

On Tuesday, Melcher’s co-workers stood outside in the snow to hold their annual memorial service for him.

Melcher’s parents laid a wreath next to his memorial at Mellon Green.

Melcher was 34 years old when he was killed.