not a hero, says Prince Harry

March 2nd, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 2 (ANI): Prince Harry has insisted that he is not a hero, hailing the “humbling” bravery and immense courage of his fellow soldiers after returning home early from a tour of Afghanistan.

In an extensive interview, the young royal said that his experience on the front line in one of Afghanistans most dangerous provinces of Helmand, was among the happiest of his life.

The prince also owned up to his desire to return to the front line “very, very soon”.

Praising the valour of his fellow soldiers and dismissing the hero tag given to him by the British public, Harry said that the heroism displayed by the troops had been humbling.

“The bravery of the guys out there was humbling. I wouldn’t say I’m a hero,” Times Online quoted him, as saying.

“There were two injured guys who came back on the plane with us who were essentially comatose throughout the whole way…those are the heroes, those were guys who had been blown up by a mine that they had no idea about, serving their country, doing a normal patrol.

“I was a bit shocked …it is a bit of a choke in your throat because you know that it’s happening. There’s a lot of time when you are actually in theatre it isn’t even mentioned that much, he added.

The 23-year-old also talked about the rigours of his job and his role fighting the Taleban.

“You do what you have to do, what’s necessary to save your own guys. If you need to drop a bomb, worst case scenario, then you will, but then that’s just the way it is, he said.

“It’s not nice to drop bombs and give that position to people to have to do but as I say, to save lives that’s what happens, he added. (ANI)

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