TUNE IN: Taking Action on AI Today and in the Future

RSVP to join our online audience

Center for American Progress

R.I.P. Tomas Young (November 30, 1979 – November 10, 2014)
Article

R.I.P. Tomas Young (November 30, 1979 – November 10, 2014)

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.

Watch:Body of War: Phil Donahue & Iraq Vet Tomas Young

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.