A 22-year-old American man has died while fighting in Ukraine.
CNN reports Willy Joseph Cancel was a former U.S. Marine.
Cancel had been fighting in Ukraine since March and was reportedly killed on Monday.
He was working with a private military contracting company and was getting paid while fighting in Ukraine, his mother told CNN.
Before going to Ukraine, Cancel was a full-time corrections officer in Tennessee. He was originally from Orange County, New York.
Cancel leaves behind a 7-month-old daughter and a wife.
Cancel’s mother says his body has not yet been recovered.
The State Department said it is aware of reports of Cancel’s death but made no further comment.