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Tomas Young

Iraq War veteran and the main subject of the documentary, Body of War. On April 4, 2004, his fifth day in Iraq, Young’s unit came under fire in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad. Young was left paralyzed, never to walk again. Released from medical care three months later, Young returned home to become an active member in Iraq Veterans Against the War. He recently announced that he will stop his nourishment, which comes in the form of liquid through a feeding tube — a decision which will hasten his death.

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WATCH: Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young on Bush, Missing WMDs, Failed Medical Care
March 21, 2013
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Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, "A Message From a Dying Veteran"
March 21, 2013
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Exclusive: Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Explains Decision to End His Life
March 21, 2013
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Phil Donahue on His 2003 Firing from MSNBC, When Liberal Network Couldn't Tolerate Antiwar Voices
March 21, 2013
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Exclusive: Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Reads "Last Letter" to President Bush and Dick Cheney
March 21, 2013
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Body of War: New Doc Tells the Story of a Paralyzed Iraq War Veteran Coming to Terms with Disability and Speaking Out Against War
March 25, 2008
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Paralyzed Iraq Vet Responds to Cheney: "We Didn't Volunteer Where You Sent Us to Go"
March 25, 2008
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