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The world lost a hero this week whose sacrifice should be an inspiration to everyone fighting extremism and terrorism.  Col. Arnaud Beltrame put his gun down and traded himself as a hostage to allow a female witness to walk free from Islamic terrorist Redouane Lakdim, 26.  Lakdim then proceeded to shoot him and Beltrame later died from his wounds.  He gave his life for a perfect stranger in an attack that ultimately took four lives.