Marine Veteran KIA In Ukraine

Ian Tortorici, known as ‘Frank’, has reportedly been killed while serving in Ukraine in the International Legion as a part of a combat unit against Russian forces.

According to reports, he was at a restaurant while on leave that was subject to a Russian missile strike, killing 60 others and Tortorici.

Video Still from KCAL via YouTube
Video Still from KCAL via YouTube

Ian is one of several US citizens that have volunteered and died as a result of Russia’s invasion, thought the number is unconfirmed.

“Our ability to verify reports of deaths of US citizens in Ukraine is extremely limited,” A United States State Department representative told media in May.

Mike Godwin
Mike Godwin
Mike Godwin is a freelance journalist who focuses on defense and security matters in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as NATO, Russia, and the Black Sea. He is a combat veteran of the United States Army and currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia where he operates his journalism, analysis, and OSINT brand, MikeReports.


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