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Americans Killed Fighting Islamic State Return

DENVER (AP) –Three American men killed fighting Islamic State are coming home.

Relatives of two Colorado men killed fighting the Islamic State group in Syria are huddling together at a train terminal waiting for their bodies to be returned home.

The bodies of Levi Shirley and Jordan MacTaggart are being repatriated Friday after a long and complicated journey.

Standing beside a pair of hearses, the families embraced to keep warm in the morning cold at Denver’s Union Station.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he plans to present the families with a pair of flags flown atop the U.S. Capitol as a sign of respect.

The body of a third American, William Savage of Maryland, is being transported to North Carolina, where his father lives.

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