Atheist Soldier Dies, Ten Years After Getting Paralyzed During Iraq War November 13, 2014

Atheist Soldier Dies, Ten Years After Getting Paralyzed During Iraq War

In a really moving story on CNN this week, we learned about Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran who was paralyzed during combat.

Young died on Monday of unknown causes, though he had been suffering for nearly a decade.

In the article about him, an interesting detail emerged only in the final paragraph:

Young was a self-avowed atheist, but somehow I could feel him smiling down at his friends, glad that they were remembering him as a nice guy.

A pleasant thought… but ultimately, only a wishful one.

Still, what Young sacrificed for his country, knowing in his mind there was nothing waiting for him on the other side, is truly remarkable. The guy’s a hero.

(Thanks to Bryan for the link)

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