The 65th Killed Him

by
Abby Zimet

A poignant portrait of one more death
in Afghanistan: British staff sargeant Olaf 'Oz' Schmid, a former cook
who "didn't believe in the gung-ho stuff" but volunteered to learn bomb disposal skills. Over five months, he
defused 64 bombs. The 65th killed him.

 "I am just looking at getting home with my legs."

 

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