Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tomas Young, 1979-2014

Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran-turned-activist who became one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war, has died.Young, who was paralyzed after being shot five days into his tour in Iraq, died Monday morning at a home in Seattle.

Young was paralyzed in 2004 shortly after arriving in Iraq. He went on to become one of the nation’s most prominent antiwar U.S. veterans speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Los Angeles Times obituary
Democracy Now obituary
Common Dreams obituary
LA Times feature on Young

View the film Body of War.

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