Britain's Prince Harry is "in the thick of" fighting in Afghanistan and has had "multiple engagements" with the Taliban during his time in the war zone, according to a new report in the UK's The Sun.Harry, 28, is one month in to a four-month tour of duty as a chopper pilot in Afghanistan. He is stationed at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, on the front line. Citing an unnamed "military source," the Sun reports that Harry, known as Captain Wales in the British Army, is part of a four-man team on around-the-clock standby to both fire at the enemy and provide cover for aircraft rescuing wounded soldiers.
You know, I have always had a lot of respect for Prince Harry, even when all the popularity has centered around William. Here is a member of the royal family who truly serves out of sacrifice for his countrymen. He reminds me of the days of old when kings used to lead their armies into battle. If the United Kingdom commits to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, then their royalty and parliament should send their sons to battle with the rest of its citizens. I only wish our American Congress felt the same.