15th MEU identifies Marine killed in rollover at Camp Pendleton

Front gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By SDCN Editor

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA–Marine Corps officials identified Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski as the Marine who died in a tactical vehicle rollover Dec. 12 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Bylski is a native of Royal Oak, Michigan. He was trained as an Amphibious Combat Vehicle  crewman assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, serving as a vehicle commander.

Bylski joined the Marine Corps in January 2019. His awards and decorations include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

“Words fail to express our sorrow at the tragic loss of Sgt. Bylski; an outstanding Marine and a leader within his platoon,” said Col. Sean Dynan, commanding officer of the 15th MEU. “The MEU – the Marines who lived, trained, and learned from Sgt. Bylski mourns alongside his family and friends. The entire 15th MEU ‘Vanguard’ family is affected by his absence.”

The ACV rollover occurred as the vehicle was making a ground movement during training with 14 other embarked Marines. One Marine remains at the hospital in good condition, the others have been treated and released. 

The incident is under investigation.

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