Bodies Of Coloradans Who Died Fighting ISIS Arrive At Union Station (Photos)

Photo: Caskets of MacTaggart and Shirley
The caskets of Jordan MacTaggart and Levi Shirley arrived to Union Station Sept. 16 via an Amtrak train.

Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter presented flags to the families of two men who never joined the U.S. military but died fighting against ISIS in Syria, after their bodies arrived back in Colorado on Friday.

Photo: MacTaggart family
Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter presents a flag to the family of Jordan MacTaggart, who was killed in August fighting ISIS.

The caskets of Levi Shirley, 24, of Arvada, and Jordan MacTaggart, 22, of Castle Rock, returned by train to Denver after arriving at Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier in the week. The two men fought with Kurdish militias in Syria.

Photo: MacTaggart casket
The casket of Jordan MacTaggart is loaded into a hearse after arriving to Union Station via train. MacTaggart was killed in Syria fighting ISIS.

The bodies were delivered to their sobbing loved ones in plain, gray caskets. A team of pallbearers unloaded the caskets from an Amtrak train and lifted them into hearses while sleepy passengers watched curiously.

On Thursday Perlmutter spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel about why he considers the men patriots.

Photo: MacTaggart and Shirley
Jordan MacTaggart, left, of Castle Rock, and Levi Shirley of Arvada pictured in their Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) identification photos. Both were killed in Syria fighting against ISIS.