Tomas Young

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Birthday
30, 1979
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 10, 2014 (34)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1979
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 10, 2014 (34)

About

American war veteran who was paralyzed when a bullet hit his spine during his service in the Iraq War. After his time in the war, he dedicated his life to speaking out publicly against the war and what he perceived as the U.S. government's mistreatment of military veterans.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the military two days after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Trivia

He is the subject of the 2007 documentary Body of War which chronicles his struggles with paralysis.

Family Life

He married Claudia Cuellar, who became his primary caregiver following his injuries.

Associated With

He publicly accused former President George W. Bush of war crimes in "The Last Letter," a piece published by Truthdig in 2013.