One of the first two American service members killed in the war in Afghanistan was Army Ranger Spc. Jonn Edmunds, who died when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Pakistan in October of 2001.
Jonn was a resident of Wyoming. His father, Donn Edmunds, was heartbroken when one of the last American casualties of our 20-year war in Afghanistan — Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, who died in the Kabul airport bombing in August amid the American withdrawal — also was from his home state.
“That was a totally senseless death,” Edmunds told The Associated Press for an article published in September. “Seeing the other people losing their loved ones, all that does is bring back bad memories for my family.”
“Were any of the