Center for American Progress

In Memoriam: Tomas Young (November 30, 1979 – November 10, 2014)

In Memoriam: Tomas Young (November 30, 1979 – November 10, 2014)

In 2008, CAP had the privilege and pleasure to work with Tomas Young, an extraordinary Iraq war veteran who eventually became one of the war’s harshest critics and an advocate for peace. Chronicled in the film, “Body of War,” Tomas shared his personal struggles after being shot and paralyzed in Iraq with the world and became known as the “voice of a generation.” The CAP family sends heartfelt condolences to Tomas’ wife, Claudia and the entire Young family. Thank you, Tomas, and rest well.

Tomas Young and the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) attend the the Reel Progress screening of
Tomas Young and the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) attend the the Reel Progress screening of "Body of War," April 2008. (Center for American Progress)

In 2008, CAP had the privilege and pleasure to work with Tomas Young, an extraordinary Iraq war veteran who eventually became one of the war’s harshest critics and an advocate for peace. Chronicled in the film, “Body of War,” Tomas shared his personal struggles after being shot and paralyzed in Iraq with the world and became known as the “voice of a generation.” The CAP family sends heartfelt condolences to Tomas’ wife, Claudia and the entire Young family. Thank you, Tomas, and rest well.

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