There are now three American fighting ISIS alongside the Kurds. The sunlight has been playing with the Alliance Flag I designed.
“Come to Rose Mountain!”
Jon the Nazarite
A Wisconsin man left his job at a Madison bank a few weeks ago to join the Kurds and fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Jordan Matson, 28, joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as YPG, changing his Facebook photo on Tuesday to a picture of himself wearing a traditional Middle Eastern kaffiyeh wrapped around his head and holding a gun.
A Kurdish official confirmed to Reuters that Matson joined the Kurdish fighters and is fighting in the Jazaa area in northeastern Syria, an area close to the border of Iraq that has seen heavy fighting.
Matson posted on Facebook that he had been injured while fighting but his wounds were not serious.
“For all who didn’t know I’m in Syria fighting for the YPG against ISIS … I was hit by a mortar a few days ago during a 6 hour firefight but i am fine. Delivered an ISIS bastard to hell. Please keep me and the other americans and kurdish fighters in your prayers,” Matson wrote.
Born in Sturtevant, Matson graduated from Racine Case High School in 2005. On his LinkedIn page, Matson wrote that he was working at Home Savings Bank in Madison.
Reuters reported that Matson told his online gaming friends in August that he was going to Syria to fight the Islamic State.