Renaming Hookstown Post Office to Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building
16 August 2021
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited back by the family and in coordination with the American Legion for a Memorial Ceremony, the renaming Hookstown Post Office to Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building.
Dylan from Hookstown, PA served in the U.S. Air Force, in theatre during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Duties included advising the Ground Force Commander, directing Air Support Aircraft and supporting Offensive Combat Operations with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron.
As a Special Tactics Combat Controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Dylan was trained for immediate deployment into Combat Operations such as Precision strike and Personnel Recovery and was skilled in Reconnaissance Operations, Air Traffic Control and Terminal Attack Control Operations.
Dylan was a qualified Military Static Line Jumper, Free Fall Jumper, Combat Scuba Diver and a Joint Terminal Attack Controller.
Dylan’s bravery was also credited with saving the lives of many of his fellow Soldiers before he was killed in action on the 27th of November 2018 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award and the NATO Medal.
To honor Dylan’s service and ultimate sacrifice to our country, the House passed U.S. Representative Conner Lamb’s Bill, renaming the Hookstown Post Office in honor of Dylan.
All are welcome to honor Our American Hero by a Memorial Ceremony, the renaming Hookstown Post Office to Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building.
Dylan, a Hero not just to his family and his fellow Airman but to all, his country.
Monday, 16 August 2021
Staging/Briefing: 12:00 PM
American Legion Post #580
600 Pennsylvania Ave, Monaca, PA 15061
KSU: 12:30 PM
United States Postal Service
114 Mill St, Hookstown, PA 15050
Memorial Service at 1:00 PM
Upon arrival of the Post Office, Flag Line set.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.
RCIC: Randy Ruff