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    Marine Corps Identifies Sergeant Killed in California Amphibious Vehicle Rollover

    Marine Corps Identifies Sergeant Killed in California Amphibious Vehicle Rollover

    The Marine Corps on Thursday identified the Marine who died in a vehicle rollover at Pendleton, California, earlier this week.

    Sgt. Matthew K. Bylski, a native of Royal Oak, Michigan, was killed when his amphibious combat vehicle, or ACV, rolled over Tuesday at the Southern California .

    Fourteen other Marines were injured. One remained in the hospital in good condition on Thursday, while the others had been treated and released, according to a service press release Thursday. Bylski was part of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, in the Corps' 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU.

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    “He absolutely loved being in the Marine Corps,” Ken Bylski, Matthew's father, told Military.com on Thursday.

    When asked what Matthew was like growing up, Ken said, “He didn't follow anybody. He did what he wanted to do. It didn't matter to him. He did his own thing no matter what. … He was just a great kid. I say kid. … He grew into a great man.”

    The rollover is under investigation, according to the press release. The specific cause of the incident is unknown, but rollovers are one of the top causes of deaths for service members while they are on duty.

    Bylski was an ACV crewman and joined the Marine Corps in 2019. His awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Navy Meritorious Unit…

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