One of the 13 U-S Marines killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing in Afghanistan at the Kabul Airport was from Wyoming, and donations are pouring in for his widow and unborn child
20-year old Rylee McCollum was from Bondurant and his first child is expected in about 3 weeks.
As of Sunday, almost $487,000 had been raised through two online fundraising campaigns, one for the child’s future education costs and one for McCollum’s widow
The Marines, who also included 23-year old Daegan Page of Omaha, were providing security as the airport was overwhelmed with people trying to leave the country amid the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover.
At least 169 Afghans were killed in the blast along with the Marines and officials say it may be days or weeks before there’s a final death total.