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SCHMID, Olaf Sean George

CFHS Ref 6652
War Afghanistan
Surname SCHMID
Forenames Olaf Sean George
Nationality UK
Rank Staff Sergeant
Service No 24045811
Service Royal Logistics Corps
George CrossGeorge Cross
Citations GC – Staff Sergeant Schmid was a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Operator in Helmand from June 2009 until his death in action on 31 October 2009. He deployed at the height of Operation PANTHER’S CLAW and went immediately into the fray, into one of the most physically draining, mentally intense and hazardous jobs in Helmand. Typically, having to deploy on foot, thereby precluding the option of specialist protective equipment and severely limiting the use of remote controlled vehilles, he spent long periods of time in close proximitity to Victim Operated IED(VOIED) and in the gravest personal danger. Before his death in action he responded to 42 IED tasks, personally dealing wtih 70 confirmed IEDs. A number of examples illustrate his bravery…His selfless gallantry, his devoiton to duty, and his indefatigable courage displayed time and time again saved coutless military and civilian lives and is worthy of the highest recognition.
Date Of Death 31-Oct-09
Parish War Memorial Truro WM. Westminster Abbey WM
Other Memorial Armed Forces Memorial.
County/Country Staffordshire.
Age 30
Year Born 1979
Place Of Birth Truro
Parents Barbara and the late Hans SCHMID
Parents Residence Truro
Spouse Christina SCHMID
Spouse Residence Harestock, Winchester, Hampshire
Remarks During his tour he made safe 64 Improvised Explosive Devices and found 11 bombmaking centres.
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