‘Til Valhalla’: Special Tactics combat controller laid to re
Dawna Duez, mother of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, receives a flag from U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Jan. 24, 2018. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, along with U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Emond, were killed in action when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of OPERATION Freedom’s Sentinel. U.S. Army Sgt. Jason McClary died later as a result of injuries sustained from the IED. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)