A US Army veteran who served in Iraq back in 2006-07 and calls himself a Soldier of Christ is back in Iraq to defend the Assyrian Christians and wage war against ISIS:
ABC NEWS – He is 28 years old. Detroit born and bred. An Army veteran. And now he is a self-described “Soldier of Christ” back in Iraq, fighting ISIS on the front lines.
“People ask me, ‘Why you?’ I come back and I say, ‘Why not? Why just me? Where’s everyone else at?” said Brett, who requested that ABC News not use his last name to protect his family back home.
“Jesus says, you know, ‘What you do unto the least of them, you do unto me,'” he added. “I take that very seriously.”
Brett returned to Iraq six months ago. In 2006-07, he served in the infamous “Triangle of Death,” where he said he was badly wounded in an IED attack on his Humvee.
He came here, he told ABC News, to defend the defenseless — to protect the Christians and others in this part of Iraq who have been terrorized by the ISIS onslaught: driven from their homes, massacred, their women and girls raped and sold into slavery.
He is of Irish and Polish descent, raised Roman Catholic and now describes himself simply as a Christian.
Brett fights alongside a small, local Christian militia — the Dweikh Nawsha. They are under the command of Kurdish peshmerga forces in this part of Iraq.
From Brett’s forward position, in the deserted Christian village of Bakufa, about eight miles from the outskirts of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, you can see the black flags of ISIS whipping against the sky in a stiff winter wind.
Brett is doing exactly what we should be doing, helping defend our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria from these Islamo-Nazi barbarians and he’s willing to put his life on the line and that makes him a hero in my book.