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Ed Perlmutter

American men who died fighting Islamic State come home

Three young men who never joined the U.S. military but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria will return home Friday to military-style honors as their families and a congressman gather to greet them.

The caskets of Levi Shirley, 24, Jordan MacTaggart, 22, and William Savage, 27, arrived Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after a complicated journey without ceremony.

Shirley and MacTaggart will arrive Friday by train in Denver, while Savage was being transported to North Carolina, where his father lives.

Their families will each be presented with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol, said U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Denver-area Democrat who...