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‘Til Valhalla’: Special Tactics combat controller laid to re
A Special Tactics chief master sergeant with the 24th Special Operations Wing reflects on the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Jan. 24, 2019. Elchin, 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)