“Body of War” vet to speak after months in recovery


With Phil Donahue talking up his film Body of War on national television and the Sundance Channel debuting the stark documentary on the small screen last month, a growing audience has witnessed the shattered life of Tomas Young. But the Northland native who allowed the camera into his most intimate moments for the hard-hitting movie hasn’t been seen for months. 

That’s about to change. 

After six months at a rehabilitation facility in Chicago, Tomas Young, an Army veteran who took a bullet in Iraq that confined him to a wheelchair and inspired his vocal opposition to the war, will take questions at the University of Kansas tomorrow evening. 

The KU chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War is hosting a screening of Body of War Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Wescoe Auditorium, Room 3140 (1445 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence). A discussion with Young will follow the film.   

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