American contractor Joseph Cancel, dies fighting in Ukraine
Willy Joseph Cancel, a 22-year-old American citizen, and former U.S. Marine were killed in Ukraine last week.
According to sources the contractor was originally from Orange County, New York, lived with his wife and 7-month-old baby in Tennessee, where he worked full-time as a corrections officer. After the war in Ukraine broke out, Joseph Cancel signed up to work for a private military company which then sent him to fight in Ukraine.
Joseph Cancel's mother Rebecca Cabrera told sources that her son "wanted to go over" because he believed in what the Ukrainians were fighting for and "wanted to be a part of it."
His body has not been found.