April 6th, 2013
01:53 PM ET

Wounded Iraq vet prepares to take his own life

Days after the 9/11 attacks, 22-year-old Tomas Young was motivated to enlist in the U.S. Army. Three years later, while serving in Iraq, a bullet severed Young's spine, paralyzing him.

The shooting turned Young into one of the most vocal critics of the Iraq war.

But now, after nine years, and a number of medical setbacks, his body has failed him and Young says he has lost the will to live.
Martin Savidge has the story.

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