There are a lot of American volunteers who went to Ukraine to offer their aid in various forms. Today, we honor Memphis-based Joshua Alan Jones, who joined a volunteer troop fighting with the Ukrainians.

Two other American volunteers have reportedly died in battle, making Jones the third identified American killed in the war.

Jones’ mother, Misty Gossett, spoke about her son’s death on social media as she urged families and friends not to reach out to the media until Jones’ body had been retrieved.

“Our main goal is to get his body home, saying the wrong thing could affect this for us, his family,” said Gossett, who lives in DeSoto County, Mississippi. “We all want to celebrate his life and share our stories, but sadly, this is not the time. Our boy is in an active war zone…I promise, I hate it has to be this way.”