Wisconsin man goes to Syria to fight against ISIS illegally
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 6:23 PM EST | Updated: Oct 28, 2014 12:20 PM EST
28-year-old Jordan Matson is a former U.S. Army soldier from Wisconsin, and for the past month, he has been a volunteer fighter in the Kurdish Militia, known as YPG, fighting ISIS to keep them out of Kobani.
“I got in contact with the YPG on Facebook and I prayed about it for probably a month or two and really soul searched and said, ‘Is this what I want to do?' and eventually decided to do it,” says Matson.
U.S. law enforcement officials say it illegal for an American to join a Syrian militia, but Matson says being there and fighting ISIS is a dream come true.