Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Real American Hero: Tomas Young

I hope you watched Bill Moyers' Journal last night, called The Body Of War.
Enter the story of 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.
Also fascinating, tho in a different way, were the marginal remarks by Donohue and Spiro, the directors:
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.
You can (and should) watch the vid on Moyers' site. You may find many of the tunes included in Young's compilation/soundtrack for The Body of War on my blog, Woody Guthrie's Guitar. Most have also appeared on Neil Young's (no relation, other than human)Living With War Today pages...

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

I watched the Moyer's program and was horrified again--still--forever and ever. The comments of Moyers and Donahue (really glad to see him again) seemed strange, stilted, off balance? Don't understand it and it made me uncomfortable. What a sad family--screwed up father laying on the couch talking about saving the world from tarism and sending another son to Iraq. Dum Fucker!!