Hero’s homecoming for Canadian killed fighting ISIS

John GallagherThe mother of a Canadian soldier who died fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish forces in Syria said she was overwhelmed by the show of support for her son on Friday, as his body was repatriated to southwestern Ontario.

Valerie Carder said she was surprised by how many people had shown up to honour her son John Gallagher as a convoy brought his body from a funeral home in Toronto to Blenheim, Ont., not far from where he grew up.

“We’re very, very touched and we want to thank everyone very much,” Carder said.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    He indeed died a hero. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • WalterBannon

    He would have been better occupied at home leading a coup against turdeau

  • Canadian Born

    Once a soldier always a soldier and this man is a hero in every sense of the word. What he did was amazing and the idiot government should have given him everything that every other soldier has received. May God give him the rest he deserves for his job in protecting people.