Marine’s wife – Riley McCallum, who died just three weeks before his first child was born, and her mother said his death left the family in pain.
McCallum, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul this week, had been in Afghanistan for several weeks and was due to return home in October to meet again with his wife, Jien Creighton, known as Gigi.
Authorities said on Friday that he graduated in 2019, before joining the US Marines, reports “The Sun”.
McCallum, who was in Afghanistan at the time of the evacuation, is thought to have been killed in an explosion at Kabul International Airport.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 100 people at Kabul airport, killing at least 100 people.