What We Know About Air Force Vet Accused of Trying to Join ISIS
David Lee Miller reported on "The Real Story" this afternoon on an Air Force veteran who federal authorities say tried to join ISIS.
- Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Asbury Park, N.J., was arrested Jan. 16 before he could follow through on his plan to travel to Syria.
- Pugh, a 47-year-old American citizen, served at least four years in the Air Force as a mechanic before working for several companies, including in the Middle East.
- Pugh was allegedly hoping to travel from Egypt to Turkey and then into Syria, but he was stopped by Turkish authorities at the border.
- Once he was sent back to Egypt, he was taken into custody and deported back to the United States.
- According to prosecutors, Pugh was an Air Force avionics instrument system specialist who received training in the installation and maintenance of aircraft engine, navigation and weapons systems.
- He's believed to be the first U.S. veteran to try to join up with the terror army.
Watch Miller's full report above. More on the story at FoxNews.com.