Between April 18 and 29, 2011, Armand CICEK, ANACRA member and four veterans: Antoine BAKDIKIAN; Armand TCHITCHEKIAN; Achod SCHEMAVONIAN and Jean CHAGHOUGIAN (Achod and Jean = flag-bearers) went to Karabakh to pay the honors to Monte MELKONIAN at the place where he lost his life.
At this point, located between one to two kilometers from the Azeri border, is erected a monument in memory of the hero of the Karabakh war.Armand Cicek says that “Taking advantage of the opportunity, I interviewed Anton JAMGOTCHIAN companion of Monté and who was at his side at this dramatic moment. There were also several officers with us who asked us not to disclose their identity. “
Robert Kocharian, Monte Melkonian, Bako Sahakian and Samvel Babayan
Monte MELKONIAN and three other comrades aboard a Jeep were trapped in front of two Azeri tanks. Hit on the head by shrapnel, which is the honor of the Armenians, will die on June 12, 1993 at the age of 35 in Merzili. He is buried