Prince Harry on Afghan mission: 'Take a life to save a life'
Harry inspects an Apache helicopter on October 30, 2012.
January 22nd, 2013
06:22 AM ET

Prince Harry on Afghan mission: 'Take a life to save a life'

By Max Foster and Peter Wilkinson

Britain's Prince Harry has acknowledged that he killed Taliban insurgents on his latest tour of duty in Afghanistan as a crew member of an Apache attack helicopter.

Harry has been serving for four months as a co-pilot gunner (CPG) in southern Helmand province - considered a Taliban heartland - and flew on scores of missions with the trigger to rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon at his fingertips.

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  1. Jon Villarta

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    July 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  3. win 7

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    February 22, 2013 at 8:51 am | Reply
  4. massoud

    Harry is lucky he was born out of wedlock, he wont have the dominant recessive gene trait due to inbreeding (QE2 and Prince Phillip are third cousins} that William has and wont start to evolve into the ugly duck looking prince charles, like william has.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:11 am | Reply
  5. peter,paul,&Mary

    I that Dirty Harry walking toward that chopper???

    January 23, 2013 at 8:03 am | Reply
  6. petermax

    Completely BS!!!

    January 23, 2013 at 8:01 am | Reply
    • Kerry

      Gee petermax, you said it all in just two words. Thank you.

      January 23, 2013 at 9:49 am | Reply
  7. Kannan

    Price Harry need to grow up. Enough with this sick fun Harry. If you enjoy extreme thrill fight with Taliban or grow up and do something good. My voice wont be heard in the crowd and I am financially weak. You have that privilege so use it in a nice way so that people will remember you after your time is up

    January 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  8. BigGuyWithABigChopper

    Wow!! He's such a bad-ass!!! So cool!! More children of Heads of States should be mandated to fight in their countries military

    So,when is Malia Obama going to enlist in the military and learn to pilot gunships?

    January 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  9. Carlson

    I'm a bit confused here. Who is less savory, Prince Harry who prides himself on killing people who don't deserve to die or those nasty Marines who urinated on that dead Afghan's corps last year? All these bozos make me want to puke!

    January 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • Portland tony

      You nailed it, Carlson. Thank you.

      January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  10. Hey

    Hey Mr. Taliban tally me dead terrorists....Day light come and me wanna go home.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  11. jermain

    whats the use of pakistani having a nuke ( thats what they say) if they cant protect fellow muslims

    January 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  12. krm1007 ©™

    Hello Sir !! Good morning Sir !! I am Kareem Chamar from Pakistan. Two days back I heard loud tat tat tarat tarat sound out side my hut and I fell off my bed. I ran out side and guess what? I saw someone from Apache attack helicopter pointing a gun at me. Eeeeuuuu that was a close call. Sir please tell Mr. Harry I am just a Chamar boy (shoe maker's son) from Pakistan and don't shoot at me.

    January 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  13. George Patton


    January 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  14. George Patton

    Gee whiz, what a superhero! We all need to invite this guy to New York and throw a big, fat ticker-tape parade in his honor! then again, what do I know? I'm just another ignorant Tea Partier aka Phunnie boy who posted the above! Don't pay any attention to it.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Here I go again, posting under George Patton's name. This antiwar fool hates anything that has to do with bloodshed so I'm going to do whatever I can to discredit him. With jerks like him around, we'll never get a decent war off the ground!

      January 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  15. Joseph McCarthy

    This man makes me sick with all that bravado about killing people. This clown goes to a country where he no right to be in the first place in order to kill people who's only crime is to be Muslims and oppose foreign rule. Has this clown no shame, let alone scruples?

    January 22, 2013 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Soldiers fight where politicians tell them to fight. Sure war: it's barbaric and inhuman, but don't blame the guys who put their lives on the line following orders.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  16. Mohammad A Dar

    Killing is addictive,
    and then you become a serial killer,
    but in the end, someone gets you
    harry boy remember.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Towel Head Detection System

      Warning!!!!..........Warning!!!!!!..........Warning!!!!!!!!!!!!....Towel Head Detected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 22, 2013 at 11:32 am | Reply
  17. Portland tony

    That's what you do when you go to war! Kill the enemy!

    January 22, 2013 at 9:31 am | Reply
    • John Geheran

      But you don't have to take pride in it, Portland. To this Prince Harry, this obnoxious war is just a hunting expedition where people are the game. Nobody should ever brag about killing people. Not even Al Capone's men ever took any pride in the 1929 St. Valentines's day massacre in Chicago!

      January 22, 2013 at 10:57 am | Reply
  18. Towel Heads

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    January 22, 2013 at 9:07 am | Reply

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