Disabled veteran speaks in stunning ad

A powerful new spot features a man who speaks using a computer, because of injuries he received serving in Iraq.

By Alex Koppelman
Published October 16, 2008 11:10PM (EDT)

A new ad on behalf of Tom Udall, a Democrat running for the Senate in New Mexico, may be the most amazing one of this cycle -- in fact, in recent memory. It features Army Sgt. Erik Schei, who was shot in the head in 2005, while serving in Iraq. Currently wheelchair-bound, he uses a computer to help him speak. Watch it below.

Update: In this post, as originally written, I confused my Udalls. Tom Udall is the Democratic candidate for Senate in New Mexico, not -- as originally stated -- in Colorado. His cousin Mark Udall is running for Senate there.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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