Widow of Fallen Marine Rylee McCollum Gives Birth to Baby Girl, Levi Rylee Rose


The widow of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, who was one of 13 servicemembers killed in a terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, last month, gave birth Monday to a baby girl, Levi Rylee Rose, at Camp Pendleton in California.

As Breitbart News reported last month:

Rylee McCollum, a 20-year-old 2019 graduate of Jackson, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole High School, has been identified as one of the U.S. servicemembers killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where U.S. evacuation efforts were underway.

According to reports, this was McCollum’s first deployment to Afghanistan. He “was reportedly manning a checkpoint at the airport when the bomb went off,” according to the [Casper] Star-Tribune. His older sister, Roice McCollum, said her brother always wanted to be a Marine.

“He wanted to be a Marine his whole life and carried around his rifle in his diapers and cowboy boots,” she said. “He was determined to be in infantry… Rylee wanted to be a history teacher and a wrestling coach when he finished serving his country.”

“He’s a tough, kind, loving kid who made an impact on everyone he met. His joke and wit brought so much joy,” she continued.

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