Widow: Christina Schmid yesterday; left, husband Olaf Laird. His body was repatriated to the UK in a moving ceremony yesterday. Mrs Schmid said when Laird saw the berets he thought it was his father coming home early. She said she shouted at the officers: Tell me he can talk. Tell me hes lost his arms and his legs but just tell me hes not dead. She went on: They then asked me to come downstairs and thats when I knew Oz was dead. THE widow of a bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan today spoke of the moment she was told her husband was dead. Christina Schmid said her heart sank as soon as she saw the green berets of the soldiers sent to break the news. Her husband Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, known as Oz, died as he attempted to defuse a Taliban bomb on his final mission before returning home to his wife and five- year-old son, hailed as a heroine after she tackled the gunman. Army chiefs say the woman helped prevent an even worse tragedy by shooting and injuring Major Hasan when he went berserk. The policewoman was also hit in the crossfire as the killer sprayed bullets from two guns, but was not critically injured. Col Terry Lee, who served with the major at a medical centre in Washington, said that in the past he had told other officers: We shouldnt be over there. Muslims should stand up and fight against the aggressors. He was said to have been very upset at the prospect of being sent to Iraq on 28 November for his first tour of duty. Police and the FBI have been searching the apartment of Major Hasan, a graduate of Virginia Tech -- the scene of a 2007 massacre when a student shot 32 people dead. Ceremony: Darren and Nausheen married in the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in London London Lite Friday, 6 November 2009 tribute as widow says shooting victim will inspire their unborn son Proud couple: Darren and Nausheen Chant married in August after meeting at Sandhurst tell me hes lost arms and legs,butnotthathesdead shetackledcrazedgunman Chilling: CCTV footage of Hasan, above; Keara Bono, left, was injured H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html