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Baby born to widow of fallen U.S. soldier bears his name

Despite President Joe Biden's botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, nothing will ever diminish the heroism and bravery of those who gave their lives for their country in America's longest war.

Yet, sometimes even with the worst tragedies, there is light ahead.

The New York Post reports,"The widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, one of 13 US service members who died in last month’s ISIS-K suicide attack at Kabul’s international airport, has given birth to a baby girl who will bear her father’s name."

"Levi Rylee Rose McCollum was born to Jiennah Crayton at 2:18 a.m. Monday at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Southern California, according to a Facebook post by Jill Miller Crayton, the baby’s grandmother," the Post noted.

What a fitting tribute to a soldier who gave all.

“She can already do no wrong in my eyes,” the newborn's grandmother wrote, who added that she was “fiercely happy and proud today.”

Last week, Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming paid tribute to McCollum on the Senate floor, saying he “demonstrated the best of our nation.”

“His child will never know Rylee,” Barrasso said. “Yet his child will always know that Rylee McCollum was an American hero. Her father was a hero.”

Indeed. Weclome to the world Levi Rylee Rose McCollum!



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