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BRITISH readers probably know that S/Sgt Olaf Schmid, Royal Logistic Corps, was killed in Afghanistan this last weekend. After defusing 64 bombs, he lost his life while attempting to defuse the next. To those who knew him, he was “a legendary soldier” who saved many lives. The BBC reports: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Thomson, commanding officer of 2 Rifles Battle Group, said: “Staff Sgt Oz Schmid was simply the bravest and most courageous man I have ever met.

Michael Yon pays his own tribute. It continues to amaze me, that in these times of moral and spiritual degradation, we can still produce the best. Maybe some are born that way.

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12 thoughts on ““GREAT BRITAIN LOSES ONE OF ITS FINEST”

  1. Yes we can still produce the best and I feel they are being wasted in Afghanistan. We are there simply because we are stuck there in a sort of cat and mouse game with no real purpose progress or achievement, just a sad drip drip drip loss of good young men and women with no end in sight.

  2. I mentally salute Sgt Schmid. I know I couldn’t do that sort of stuff.
    Plus, I mentally piss on the Labour ministers who deliberately sent him and his colleagues into that situation without the right equipment. May their eventual graves lie derelict and unattended.

  3. Indeed, a very sad event, – may he Rest in Peace.

    News today of yet five more deaths at the hand of the taliban.

    Just how long do we have to endure such tragedies, and just how long before we say ‘enough is enough!’

    I fear we will run out of tears, before we run out of blood!

  4. Indeed, a very sad event, – may he Rest in Peace.

    News today of yet five more deaths at the hand of the taliban.

    Just how long do we have to endure such tragedies, and just how long before we say ‘enough is enough!’

    I fear we will run out of tears, before we run out of blood!

  5. "… sent him and his colleagues into that situation without the right equipment. May their eventual graves lie derelict and unattended."

    Tom, I couldn’t agree more.

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