The widow of a young Wyoming Marine killed in last month’s terrorist bombing at the Kabul airport has given birth to a baby girl.
Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum of Bondurant was eagerly awaiting his first child when he was killed along with a dozen other U-S service members and some 170 Afghans.
A Facebook post by the baby’s grandmother says Hiennah Crayton safely delivered Levi Rylee Rose McCollum early Monday at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California.
The 20-year-old McCollum was on his first deployment when he was killed. Online fundraising efforts have raised about a million dollars to support his widow and provide for the baby’s education.