Prince Harry on Afghanistan’s front lines

After serving on Afghanistan's front lines for more than ten…

After serving on Afghanistan’s front lines for more than ten weeks, Prince Harry’s presence in Afghanistan was leaked to the media and his term of combat ended. Harry is third in line to become the King of England, but regardless of his royal position, he has wanted to be a soldier since he was a little boy.

The Prince is a member of a group called Joint Tactical Air Control, or JTAC. He holds the rank of cornet — equivalent to a second lieutenant — and serves as a forward air controller. “His conduct on operations in Afghanistan has been exemplary,” Said Gen. Richard Dannatt, the chief of Britain’s General Staff. “He has been fully involved in operations and has run the same risks as everyone else in his battle group. In common with all of his generation in the army today, he is a credit to the nation.”

After the news was leaked in a U.S. Web site, many Islamist Web sites posted alerts to their “brethren” and urged Afghanis to search for the Prince. “O brothers of monotheism, if you find anyone with unusual security in his battalion, know that this could be the Prince Harry. We ask God that he gets caught on your hands,” read one such alert.

Gen. Dannatt and Britain’s Chief of Defense staff decided to send the Prince home to Buckingham Palace. For more details, click here and return back to comment.

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