Father of Fallen Wyoming Solider Named Liberty Parade’s Grand Marshall

Father of Fallen Wyoming Solider Named Liberty Parade’s Grand Marshall

U.S. Marine Rylee McCollum (U.S. Marine photo via Facebook)

ROCK SPRINGS — Jim McCollum, father of fallen soldier Rylee McCollum, will be the Grand Marshal for the first Fourth of July Liberty Day Parade, Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce Director Rick Lee announced in a video.

United States Marine Rylee McCollum, 20, was among 13 soldiers killed in Afghanistan last August.

“We are humbled to announce that the Grand Marshall for this year’s Rock Springs Chamber Liberty Parade is Wyoming’s Jim McCollum, Rylee McCollum’s father,” Lee said. “Jim will represent the millions of fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, children, families and friends, who have understood first hand that greater love hath no one that they lay down their lives for their friends.”

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Click here to watch the entire video announcement.

The parade will take place at 10 am on the Fourth of July. It will go down Gateway Boulevard.