Jackson community welcomes home Rylee McCollum

JACKSON, Wyo. — Thousands of people took to the streets to honor Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, of Bondurant, one of 13 U.S service members killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 26. McCollum graduated from Summit Innovations School in 2019.

The plane carrying McCollum’s remains landed at Jackson Hole Airport at 4:05 p.m. this afternoon. The procession was led by law enforcement officers, police, sheriff’s, and highway patrol, a military escort, and the McCollum family. Law enforcement and first responders motorcycle escorts concluded the procession.

Photos: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Former 18th Airborn Cotps photojournalist, Tim Rauwald shared these compelling photos from yesterday’s procession.

This article has been updated to include photos from Tim Rauwald. 

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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