Who was Sgt. Christopher Speer, the soldier who died in a firefight with Omar Khadr?

During an attack on an al-Qaida hideout in the midst of the war in Afghanistan, Sgt. Christopher Speer walked out into a minefield.

Two Afghan children were lying wounded among the landmines. Speer applied a tourniquet to one, and flagged down a military truck to take the children to a field hospital.

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine, in a tribute to Speer, wrote that selfless acts like these were celebrated at his funeral, held just weeks later.

On July 27, 2002, Speer would...

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