Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski : “Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski Identified as Marine Killed in Camp Pendleton Rollover Incident”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Camp Pendleton Marine Killed in Training Exercise Rollover Accident

A tragic accident at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton claimed the life of Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski, Marine Corps officials announced on Thursday. The fatal incident occurred on Tuesday evening during a training exercise at the northern San Diego County installation.

According to the I Marine Expeditionary Unit public affairs, a tactical vehicle carrying Bylski and 14 other Marines overturned around 6 p.m. Medics rushed to the scene and transported the injured Marines to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and nearby civilian hospitals for evaluation and treatment.

Bylski, a native of Royal Oak, Michigan, was a highly trained Amphibious Combat Vehicle crewman assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, where he served as a vehicle commander. He joined the Marine Corps in January 2019 and received several awards and decorations for his service, including two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Col. Sean Dynan, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of Sgt. Bylski. He described Bylski as an outstanding Marine and a leader within his platoon. Col. Dynan stated that the entire 15th MEU Vanguard family mourns alongside Bylski’s family and friends, and that his absence is deeply felt.

The cause of the rollover accident is currently under investigation by the Marine Corps. Meanwhile, one Marine remains hospitalized in good condition, while the others have been treated and released.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the risks and sacrifices that military personnel face daily in the line of duty. The Marine Corps community and the nation mourn the loss of Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski, and his dedication and service will not be forgotten.

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