May 30, 2008
NOTE: Tomas Young's struggle continues day by day. In late May 2008, he fell into a coma brought on by a clot in his lung. His mother, Cathy, tells us they are working to keep him awake and talking a few hours every day.
- Bill Moyers
Well wishing can be sent to:
Tomas Young - patient
Saint Luke's Hospital
Kansas City, MO 64111
Bill Moyers interviews former talk show host Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro on the true cost of war and their documentary, BODY OF WAR, depicting the moving story of one veteran dealing with the aftermath of war. With extensive excerpts from the film, the filmmakers talk about Iraq war veteran Tomas Young who was shot and paralyzed less than a week into his tour of duty. Three years in the making, BODY OF WAR tells the poignant tale of the young man's journey from joining the service after 9/11 to fight in Afghanistan, to living with devastating wounds after being deployed to Iraq instead.
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Tomas Young worked with musician Eddie Vedder on an album to accompany BODY OF WAR.
Visit the Web site for the album and then head over to the blog to tell us about your favorite protest songs.
Published on May 30, 2008.