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Colorado Mother: Son Killed While Fighting ISIS in Syria | Military.com

Colorado Mother: Son Killed While Fighting ISIS in Syria | Military.com

A Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group was killed in combat in Syria, his mother said.

Susan Shirley said the U.S. Consulate in Turkey called her Tuesday to tell her that her son Levi Shirley, 24, was killed July 14 by a land mine.

She said Thursday her son had wanted to join the Marines since high school, but he couldn’t because of bad eyesight. He reached out to Kurdish forces online and joined the fight in Iraq and Syria for about three months last year before returning to Arvada in suburban Denver.

Source: Colorado Mother: Son Killed While Fighting ISIS in Syria | Military.com