Body of US citizen killed fighting ISIS is returned home

AP News
Posted: Jun 13, 2015 9:53 PM

BOSTON (AP) — The body of a Massachusetts man killed while fighting alongside the Kurds against the Islamic State group has been returned home.

WBZ-TV ( reports a Turkish Airlines plane arrived Saturday at Logan Airport in Boston carrying the body of 36-year-old Keith Broomfield of Westminster. His body was then taken to a funeral home.

Broomfield was killed June 3 in Syria and is believed to be the first U.S. citizen to die while fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS.

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His parents told the television station that he had no military training but he felt compelled to fight against what he considered "evil." He went overseas in February.


Information from: WBZ-TV,