Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Iraq war veteran Thomas Young passed away at 34

An Iraq war army Veteran “Thomas Young” who became the first veterans to oppose the war, has died at age 34. He had paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in battle of Sadr city Iraq at the age of 24 in April 2004. He died at age of 34. 

Thomas’ wife Claudia Cuellar Young confirmed his death news. Young died just one day before Veterans Day at his home in Seattle. Thomas passed away in his sleep on Monday morning. 

The cause of death was unknown till now said The King County Medical Examiner’s office in Seattle. Thomas was shot by a Sniper bullet and paralyzed from the chest down for rest of his life. 

Cuellar Young told to ABC News that they moved to Seattle last month when her husband pain tapered down by the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She said she battled with Portland Doctors because she hoped that her husband would be able to get a normal dose of his pain medication after relocating Seattle. 

“I don’t know why he had to beg, he fought for his country,” Cuellar Young told ABC News Tuesday evening. 

“People say, ‘He died peacefully.’ I’m not sure how peaceful he was. He just left, he never came back. I don’t think it was peaceful,” she said. My husband just never woke up Monday morning.  

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