Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:06 PM by (PHOTO CREDIT: Cpl. John Robbart III)
Updated: Apr 22, 2013 1:07 PM
Cpl. Dylan S. Melancon, from Breaux Bridge, La., was promoted at sea aboard the USS Peleliu. Melancon is a CH-53E Super Stallion airframes mechanic, and member of the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The promotion took place on April 1.
The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Melancon, 20, is from Breaux Bridge, La.