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Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi sniper's bullet. Then Tomas Young changed his mind and decided to live after all. The Army veteran had spent nearly a decade railing against an administration that sent young Americans into what he believed was a deeply unjust war. He had worked hard to prevent others from joining the military as he had after Sept. 11. He fought the Department of Veterans Affairs for better care. On the eve of what was supposed to have been his...

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