Bayport native Robert Dasch is doing his hometown proud, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Charleston.

The 2017 Bayport-Blue Point High School graduate is a mineman 2nd class. Here he is receiving the Navy Good Conduct Award from Cmdr. Joseph Burgon.

The USS Charleston is an Independence-variant littoral combat ship now operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet in the Pacific Ocean. Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Butler snapped the photo.

When he’s not out at sea, Dasch these days is stationed in San Diego.