Anyone unwilling to fully grant women their equality in all ways, at all times, is a terrorist to half the human race.
State actors are soldiers and operate under ostensible rules of warfare (Geneva Convention ) as agreed to by states.
Terrorists are not defined as State Actors operating under the Geneva Convention. The heroism was in the selflessness of his act on behalf of his comrades and military mission.
Most military missions are questionable from an external Point Of View, but how one behaves in the situation is upon the actor, not the state, and so it is considered brave to die in a battle, but not so brave or heroic when one is killed after planting truck bombs to detonate in public squares to achieve media attention, and to set up the second one just to get the first responders and make it bloodier still, in the targeted murders of innocent rescue folk, for strictly that purpose.