Jiennah Crayton, whose husband, Rylee McCollum, was one of 13 United States service members killed in a shocking suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the U.S. was struggling to evacuate thousands of Americans and Afghan allies, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday.
“The wife of a fallen US Marine who was killed in the Kabul blast has given birth to the late soldier’s daughter,” the Sun reported Tuesday, based on a Facebook post from Crayton’s mother. “Rylee McCollum, who was killed in the Kabul terror attack, had been in Afghanistan a matter of weeks and was due home in October to be reunited with his wife Jiennah Crayton, known as Gigi.”
The baby girl was born at Camp Pendleton in California, according to the post, and both mother and baby are doing fine.
“In the emotional message, the newborn, named Levi Rylee Rose, was pictured in her crib with a cushion of her father,” the Sun noted. “The baby was