Tomas Young (1979-2014)

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:55 pm

Tomas Young, one of the most famous Iraqi war veterans to publicly oppose the war, died yesterday at the age of 34.

Young joined the military after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was deployed to Iraq where in 2004 he was wounded in combat. As a result of those wounds Young was paralyzed and eventually became a quadriplegic. After returning from the war he became a critic of the Iraq War and joined Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Young’s struggles with his decision to join the military in the first place as well as deal with being paralyzed became the subject of the documentary Body of War.


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By: Friday March 22, 2013 10:40 am

Tomas Young, a veteran of the Iraq War whose story was presented in the 2007 documentary, Body of War, appeared on “Democracy Now!” on March 21. The dying soldier read his moving letter to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and all the other war criminals that sent him and tens of thousands of other young men and women to Iraq to engage in violence in a country, which posed no threat to America whatsoever.

Dying Iraq War Veteran Writes Last Letter To Bush And Cheney

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 7:35 am

As we mark the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War one of the war’s most outspoken veterans is going on hospice care, soon to leave this world.

But before Tomas Young exits he had one last letter to send to the men responsible for his condition and so much senseless pain.

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