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I don't know if the name of American Army veteran Tomas Young means anything to folk here.
The man enlisted with the armed forces after 9/11 attacks.
Young wanted to enlist to fight in the war in or against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Instead of being sent to Afghanistan, Young found himself being deployed to Iraq to conflict he objected to.
He never fired a shot while in Iraq, he says.
He says that if he had been deployed to Afghanistan, he would have been prepared to fight and to open fire in that conflict.
Subsequently Young was victim to a snipers bullet in Iraq and as a result of this he was left paralysed.
In 2008, he suffered a pulmonary embolism and he health has rapidly deteriorated as a result and he is now near quadriplegic with on going health issues
After years of campaigning to oppose the Iraq war, Young has decided that he has enough and will refuse all medication and food and water so that he can die because he says that he is sick and tired.
Young says that he considers George Bush and Dick Cheney to be criminals.
Tomas Young, disabled veteran, tells audience he’ll commit suicide | The Ridgefield Press
Iraq war veteran preparing for death - World News | Latest International News Headlines | The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 30, 2013
On a separate issue, 22 American veterans attempt suicide per day.
The number of American war veterans who have been injured as a result of the conflicts number in the tens of thousands.