The first American volunteer to die in the battle against ISIS was laid to rest Wednesday, Christianity Today reported.
Massachusetts native Keith Broomfield died on June 3 in a skirmish against ISIS soldiers in Kobani, Syria, after four months with the Kurdish People's Protection Units, Christianity Today reported.
Before his death, he credited God with giving him strength to volunteer in the battle against ISIS.
“He turned his life over to the Lord and he decided this was God's will and God wanted him to do it," Keith’s mother, Donna Broomfield, told NBC News.
Check out the video from CBS News below for more on Broomfield’s family and the soldier’s decision to fight ISIS:
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