BOSTON (CBS) — The body of a Westminster man killed while fighting against ISIS is back in Massachusetts.
36-year-old Keith Broomfield was killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces on June 3 in Syria.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
The Bolton native was aboard a Turkish Airlines plane that arrived Saturday at Logan Airport. He was then taken to a funeral home in Hudson.
Broomfield’s parents told WBZ that he had no military training but he felt the need to stand up and fight what he called “evil.”READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
He went overseas in February.
Broomfield is believed to be the first U.S. citizen killed fighting with Kurdish tribal forces.MORE NEWS: Head Of The Charles Regatta Returns Friday For First Time In Two Years
WBZ-TV’s Katie Brace reports that funeral services are likely to be announced this weekend.