After the explosion: a widow's plea for love and thanks for Britain's soldiers Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid died in Afghanistan last month. His wife talks of her loss and shares his harrowing letters home Steven Morris guardian.co.uk, Friday 13 November 2009 20.14 GMT She had never had the nightmare before. Her husband, Olaf "Oz" Schmid, one of the army's most respected bomb disposal experts, appeared in her dream clearly in serious trouble. "He was saying: 'I need some help, help me.' It was weird." Next morning Christina Schmid woke up with a horrible feeling. She gave her five-year-old son, Laird, his breakfast, went into the garden and sobbed. "I had such a sense of dread. I'd never had that all tour," she said. Later, she said, Laird looked out of the bedroom window, saw two men in military headgear and told her: "It's Daddy, Daddy's home." She told him it was not his dad and yelled down to the men. "Just tell me he's lost all his arms and legs but he can still talk to me now. Can I talk to him please? They said: 'You need to come down.' I knew he was dead." More http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/13/olaf-schmid-afghanistan-war-hero?