Rylee McCollum returns to Jackson this Friday

JACKSON, Wyo. — Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum will return home to Jackson this Friday, Sept. 10. A procession will escort McCollum from the airport through town.

McCollum’s plane will land at 4:05 p.m. at Jackson Hole Airport and the procession is expected to begin around 4:35 p.m.

The procession is as follows:

  1. Law enforcement officers, police, sheriff, highway patrol
  2. Military escort
  3. Rylee McCollum
  4. McCollum Family
  5. Remaining LEO and first responders motorcycle escort
Rylee McCollum Procession route. Photo: JHPD

McCollum will travel from the Jackson Hole Airport to Cache St., then from Cache St. to Broadway and from Broadway to Scott Ln. At Scott Lane, organizers have asked that everyone stop and respect the family‘s privacy from there on.

Community members are encouraged to bring American flags, Wyoming flags or Marine Corps flag to pay respect to the fallen soldier.

“We are encouraging the public to line the sidewalks between Perry Street and Flat Creek Drive. Public encouraged to park at the Teton County Fairgrounds,” said Jackson Hole Police Department in an Instagram post today.

McCollum was one of the 13 U.S service members killed on Aug. 26 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was a former student of Jackson Hole High School and a graduate of Summit Innovations School in 2019.


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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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