The page of the ‘crowdfunding’ platform GoFundMe created to help a pregnant woman who lost her husband in the Kabul airport bombing last week, has raised more than $ 620,000.
The Marine Rylee McCollumThe 20-year-old was one of 13 US servicemen who lost their lives in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport on August 26, just days before the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan was completed.
“It is a fund specifically dedicated to education and child rearing from Marine Rylee McCollum, expected in September. His sacrifice at the Kabul airport to protect the lives of those who cannot do it for themselves will not be forgotten “, can be read on the crowdfunding page, which in six days managed to raise $ 620,904 from more than 12,000 donations.
According the deceased’s sister, McCollum married shortly before his first overseas deployment and was to become a father in three weeks.
On the donations page it is reported that the creators of the campaign are in direct contact with the wife of Rylee McCollum, Tooth, which “gave the go-ahead to organize the GoFundMe.”
McCollum’s family has repeatedly voiced their frustration at Biden’s handling of the troop withdrawal. According they declared In an interview with Fox News, several family members of the deceased Marine declined to meet with President Joe Biden during the memorial service attended by relatives of the fallen military. “You can’t be as wrong as he did [Biden] and say you’re sorry, “said another sister of the deceased. “This did not have to happen and every life is in your hands”he lamented.
* The Taliban movement, designated as a “terrorist organization” by the UN Security Council, is declared a terrorist group and prohibited in Russia.