Army Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Robsky Jr. became a specialist in defusing bombs to help save innocent civilians from the horrors of war.
"He was in Bosnia," said his mother, Bonnie Robsky. "He saw children with their arms and legs off, and he said that if he could prevent any of that from happening, he would."
The 31-year-old soldier died Wednesday in Baghdad while trying to prevent another tragedy when a bomb he attempted to disable exploded, Pentagon officials said.