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People from the New England Kurdish Association hold pictures of Keith Broomfield outside the Grace Baptist Church in Hudson, Mass., following a funeral service for Broomfield, Wednesday, who was killed in Syria while fighting the self-described Islamic State. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
People from the New England Kurdish Association hold pictures of Keith Broomfield outside the Grace Baptist Church in Hudson, Mass., following a funeral service for Broomfield, Wednesday, who was killed in Syria while fighting the self-described Islamic State. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
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The family of Massachusetts native Keith Broomfield laid him to rest in Hudson Wednesday. Broomfield became the first known American to be killed fighting the self-described Islamic State in Syria earlier this month.

The 36-year-old, who had no military training, joined up with Kurdish fighters back in February. His family says he did it because he felt it was "God's will" that he join the fight against "evil."

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: Bolton Man Killed Fighting Islamic State Is Laid To Rest

  • "Friends and family of a Bolton man who was killed while fighting the self-declared Islamic State group in Syria remembered him Wednesday as someone who marched to the beat of his own drum and had a deep sense of justice."

This segment aired on June 17, 2015.

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