Bomb expert who saved countless lives killed in Afghanista

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  1. Bomb expert who saved 'countless lives' killed in Afghanistan
    One of the Army’s most prolific bomb disposal experts who saved “countless lives” has been killed on the last day of his operational tour, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed.

    By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
    Published: 2:00PM GMT 02 Nov 2009

    Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid of the Royal Logistics Corps Photo: PA
    Despite “staring death in the face on a daily basis” Staff Sgt Olaf “Oz” Schmid continued to defuse bombs in Sangin, the most lethal town for IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) in Helmand province.
    The soldier, described as a man of “extreme courage”, was killed instantly as he attempted to make safe a bomb left in the town.
    He is the third IED Disposal soldier to be killed in the last year as the Taliban increase their bombing campaign against the British force.

  2. Been done, will be sorely missed.