Former U.S. Marine Veteran Willy Cancel Dies in Ukraine

An American Marine Veteran died fighting alongside Ukrainian forces yesterday. 22 year old Willy Cancel’s widow Brittany said ‘He went there wanting to help people, he had always felt that that was his main mission in life.’ Cancel leaves behind his wife and a 7-month old son and is the first U.S. citizen to die while fighting alongside Ukrainians in the country. Cancel signed up to work for a private military contracting company on top of his full-time job as a corrections officer shortly before the war in Ukraine broke out in February. After the war began, the company asked for contractors to fight in Ukraine and Cancel agreed to do so according to his mother.