August 27, 2021
CASPER, WY – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) released the following statement regarding the news that Rylee McCollum of Bondurant was one of the U.S. Marines killed in Thursday’s terrorist bombings at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“Wyoming’s own Rylee McCollum made the ultimate sacrifice protecting Americans and civilians in Afghanistan. Bobbi and I join everyone in Wyoming in mourning this devastating loss. Rylee was a true American hero.
“Rylee wasted no time answering the call to serve our country, joining the Marines right out of high school. As Rylee’s dad once said, he was ‘full-blooded red, white and blue.’
“Rylee’s sacrifice will never be forgotten. We will always be grateful for his service and send our condolences to the entire McCollum family.”