Pennsylvania airman is laid to rest at Arlington
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania airman killed last year in Afghanistan has finally been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin was buried Thursday with full military honors.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports more than 300 people attended a short service before the burial.
Elchin was eulogized by his commander as an airman who willingly accepted tough assignments, adding that he loved the military and died fighting for freedom and security for his country.
In December, a memorial was held for Elchin in his hometown of Hookstown in Moon Township so local friends and family could say goodbye.
Elchin was one of three service members who died when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November. A fourth— Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, from Export, Pennsylvania — at a hospital after the attack.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com