Baby girl born to widow of Marine killed in Kabul bombing
The widow of a US Marine killed in a bombing in Afghanistan in August has given birth to a baby girl.Levi Rylee Rose McCollum was born early Monday at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, according to a Facebook post by the babys grandmother, Jill Miller Crayton.The 8-pound, 10-ounce 3.9-kilogram girl was born in a lightning quick delivery and doing well, according to Craytons Monday evening post.Crayton is the mother of Jiennah Crayton, who is the widow of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, of Bondurant, Wyoming.
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The 8-pound, 10-ounce (3.9-kilogram) girl was born in a “lightning quick” delivery and doing well, according to Crayton's Monday evening post.
Crayton is the mother of Jiennah Crayton, who is the widow of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, of Bondurant, Wyoming. McCollum was among 13 U.S. soldiers killed in the suicide bombing Aug. 26 at the Kabul airport.
Several online fundraising efforts as of Wednesday had raised about $1 million for the baby's education and for her mother.
He was a high school wrestler known for working hard, even before Marine training.
McCollum was killed on his first deployment.
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