Bomb expert who saved 'countless lives' killed in Afghanistan One of the Armyâs most prolific bomb disposal experts who saved âcountless livesâ 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 âstaring death in the face on a daily basisâ Staff Sgt Olaf âOzâ 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 âextreme courageâ, was killed instantly as he attempted to make safe a bomb left in the town. More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6407861/Bomb-expert-who-saved-countless-lives-killed-in-Afghanistan.html? 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. More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6407861/Bomb-expert-who-saved-countless-lives-killed-in-Afghanistan.html?