Scott Horton Interviews Tomas Young

Scott Horton, March 19, 2009

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Tomas Young, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, discusses his injuries sustained during military service in Iraq, his featured role in the documentary Body of War, the mission of IVAW and the advice a potential military enlistee needs to hear.

MP3 here. (19:30)

Tomas Young is the subject of Body of War, a documentary film by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro. He is a paralyzed Iraq veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Aganist the War.

2 Responses to “Tomas Young”

  1. Thanks so much for this interview with Tomas. Despite his disability, he still does so much to educate and inspire everyone he speaks to. Everyone should see the Body of War, and become active in ending the US’ aggression in the world.

  2. He says he has only “mild” PTSD, but to me he sounds devastated. His speech is very halting and fragile, like he’s just managing to function. I just hope he has a really, really sweet girlfriend, and I hope they take very good care of each other. It’s just horrible, how people have been crushed and consumed for these absolutely indefensible wars.

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