"He felt like they were making a difference. He said, 'They don't know what we're offering them. They've never tasted freedom before.' "
— Terri Winder, mother
Winder, of Blanding, died from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire. The 32-year-old Army sergeant first class, a Special Forces combat medic, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group in Ft. Lewis, Wash.