Dustin I. (Hadfield) Eldson, 26, of Mechanic Falls, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 in Lewiston.
Dustin was born on Apr. 5, 1988, in Lewiston, a son of Linda (Strout) Lajoie. He attended Mechanic Falls and Poland schools, graduating from Poland High School in 2006. During high school he participated in the LRTC law enforcement program and was awarded the David R. Payne Memorial Award in 2005 for outstanding performance by a junior cadet and in 2006 was awarded the CPT Raymond Lafrance Award for patriotism, professionalism and outstanding performance.
He enlisted in the US Air Force out of high school in 2006 and served until 2012, having done a tour in Afghanistan.
As a young boy, he enjoyed camping, bike riding, swimming, baseball and playing with his brother and sister.
He most recently worked at Radio Shack in Lewiston and enjoyed music, electronics and video games.
Dustin could find humor in almost any situation and his ability to make others smile and laugh is how he will always be remembered.