Occupy Wall Street Veteran Who Died Fighting ISIS Can’t Come Home

An American killed while fighting ISIS can’t come home.

Robert Grodt wasn’t a U.S. soldier, he was a former Occupy Wall Streetprotester who joined up with a Kurdish militia in Syria to fight the so-called Islamic State. Grodt’s family said it blames the State Department for their inability to give their son a burial at home. 

“Our government continues to fuck things up getting Rob home. It's a disgrace,” Martha Dedrick, the mother of Grodt’s partner, Kaylee, told The Daily Beast via email.