CHIPPEWA, Pa - Family and friends will say goodbye to Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin on Thursday.
The Beaver County native was one of four U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last week.
He was serving with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron.
The 25-year-old combat controller was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
- Police release names of 32 arrested in Mon Valley drug sweep
- Manhunt underway for man accused of breaking into home, threatening to kill woman
- Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled
- VIDEO: OSU Installs Bacon Vending Machine
- DOWNLOAD the Channel 11 News app for breaking news alerts
Elchin graduated from Hopewell High School. His family now lives in Chippewa.
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at a church in Chippewa, with Pennsylvania State Police, local police, area fire departments and American Legion members escorting the family to his memorial service.
The route will be 26 miles and will go through two counties, Beaver and Allegheny. It will also pass through dozens of municipalities as officials take Interstate 376 to a church in Moon Township.
His memorial service Thursday is private with only family and close friends attending.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.