Three brave men who died while fighting ISIS under the People’s Protection Units are at last being returned home to their loved ones. Their return has been long awaited due to rising tensions between the U.S. and the Kurds with Turkey. Though the three men died separately, they died united under the main ISIS fighting Kurdish group in Syria.
According to NYPost,
DENVER — Three young Americans who never joined the U.S. military but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria will return home to military-type honors.
The caskets of Levi Shirley, Jordan MacTaggart and William Savage were due to arrive home Friday after a complicated journey without ceremony.
Shirley and MacTaggart are from Colorado. Savage, of Maryland, will be transported to North Carolina, where his father lives.
Their families will each be presented with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.
The men died separately in combat after joining the People’s Protection Units — the main Kurdish guerrilla group battling the Islamic State in Syria.
Turkey’s tense relationship with the Kurds and the U.S. since July’s failed coup hindered efforts to bring the three men home.
It is nice to see some non-military men getting recognized for their valiant patriotic efforts during this difficult time. These men did not have to put their life on the line but decided to risk it all to take down ISIS. While their efforts may have ended all too soon and without ceremony, their courage has inspired the nation to keep on in the fight against terrorism. The flags that will be flown in honor over the Capitol are well deserved.