Prince Henry serving in combat

Prince Harry has been on the front lines and seen action in Afghanistan.

He was deployed 10 weeks ago, in secrecy, so as to not generate the media storm that came with his potential deployment to Iraq several months ago.

“As far as I’m concerned I’m out here as a normal JTAC on the ground and not as Prince Harry” he said.

He is a credit to a country that quite honestly does not deserve men of his caliber any longer.  As I said, well done, young man.

5 thoughts on “Prince Henry serving in combat”

  1. Why?

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

    (http://shakespeare.mit.edu/henryv/full.html)

    That’s why.

  2. A country where a man is subjected to murder charges for accidentally killing his attacker, a career criminal, during a struggle over the weapon his attacker was going to use to murder him doesn’t deserve to have men of good caliber.

    It needs them, most certainly, but it doesn’t deserve them.

  3. Well, he is kind of a big target, for obvious reasons.

    And come on, it wasn’t going to to stay secret. Someone would have eventually noticed that he hadn’t gotten into a fight at a nightclub lately.

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