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Congressman Conor Lamb

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO DESIGNATE HOOKSTOWN POST OFFICE AS THE “STAFF SERGEANT DYLAN ELCHIN POST OFFICE BUILDING”

October 16, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the House passed H.R. 3207, a bill introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building."  Staff Sergeant Elchin was tragically killed by a roadside bomb in Ghazni province in Afghanistan on November 27, 2018.

“Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin served our country honorably, and from all accounts from his friends and family he inspired his fellow servicemembers throughout his military service,” said Lamb.  “The citizens of Hookstown and Beaver County will forever remember Dylan’s sacrifice and service.  We honor him and we will never forget.”

Staff Sergeant Elchin was born in Brighton Township, Beaver County and from a very young age was eager to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather who served eight years in the U.S. Army.  Dylan enlisted in the Air Force as a special tactics combat controller after graduating from Hopewell High School in 2012.  He was trained for combat operations like precision strike and personnel recovery, and was especially skilled in reconnaissance, air traffic control and terminal attack control operations.

Staff Sergeant Elchin was deployed to Afghanistan in August 2018 as a part of the U.S. Army Special Operations Force Operational Detachment-Alpha team.  His role included advising the Ground Force Commander, directing air support aircraft, and supporting offensive combat operations, and his bravery was credited with saving the lives of many of his fellow soldiers before he was killed.  Dylan’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal and NATO Medal, among many others.

Click here to see Rep. Lamb’s dedication to Staff Sergeant Elchin on the House floor.

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