Tomas Young


Age: 34

Summary: wounded Iraq War veteran who became an outspoken critic of the conflict and subject of the 2007 documentary Body of War after he joined the Army when he was 22 years old just two days after the 9/11 attacks and was paralyzed from the chest down because of a bullet to his spine when he and fellow soldiers came under sniper fire on April 4, 2004 while riding in an unarmored truck in a rescue convoy in Sadr City outside Baghdad after he had been in Iraq less than a week, in which the documentary follows him as a 25-year-old as he deals with his disability and finds his voice speaking out against the war.

Cause of Death: In his sleep

Born: November 30, 1979

Died: November 10, 2014

Seattle, Washington