William Savage died fighting the Islamic State as a volunteer with Kurdish guerrillas in Syria. He occasionally stayed in Raleigh, where his father, Reginald, taught philosophy at N.C. State University and owns Azurelise Chocolate Co.
William Savage died fighting the Islamic State as a volunteer with Kurdish guerrillas in Syria. He occasionally stayed in Raleigh, where his father, Reginald, taught philosophy at N.C. State University and owns Azurelise Chocolate Co. Courtesy of Reginald Savage
William Savage died fighting the Islamic State as a volunteer with Kurdish guerrillas in Syria. He occasionally stayed in Raleigh, where his father, Reginald, taught philosophy at N.C. State University and owns Azurelise Chocolate Co. Courtesy of Reginald Savage

Raleigh father proud of son lost to fighting in Syria – Shaffer

September 16, 2016 12:00 AM

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