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American Dies Fighting ISIS in Syria. Silence From White House

June 12, 2015

At the sight of Christians being beheaded, rampant destruction and the rise of ISIS, some Americans have joined Kurdish forces in their battle for freedom.

One such American was Massachussets native, Keith Broomfield who died this week in the fight against ISIS.

What’s odd is the lack of response from Washington.

We can debate whether or not this was the right way for the 36 year old to get involved, but his heart was in the right place.


An American man killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS believed it was “God’s will” that he go to Syria, his mother told NBC News.

“I didn’t want him to go but I didn’t have a choice in the matter,” Keith Broomfield’s mother, Donna, tearfully said in a phone interview Wednesday from Westminster, Massachusetts.

A woman who identified herself as Keith Broomfield’s sister posted a text-message exchange on her Facebook page in which he explained his reasons for going overseas.

“I’m gonna do what I got to do,” he wrote. “Sometimes you got to be a man whether you want to or not. I don’t expect anyone to understand but I don’t need anyone to either.’

Read more at NBC