The Kurds have another alley fighting with them against ISIS, one of few unofficial U.S. boots on the ground. His name is Jeremy Woodard, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan tours. Jeremy is a security guard from Mississippi, paying his way to Turkey and smuggling into the war zone. The veteran even uses sign language to communicate with his foreign comrades. Woodard:
I figured if I came over here more Americans and other people from other countries would come here. I’ve killed two, in my first battle in Jezaa, and that’s it so far. Hopefully my numbers will go up. I never thought I’d be over in Syria killing people, but they’ve killed innocent people. It’s not frightening to me. If I have one bullet left, I’ll take my own life before that happens. I’m not gonna get put on YouTube by ISIS, and let them put me on my knees and cut my head off for publicity.