May 25, 2012
By JESSICA GRESKO
Prince Harry Receives Award For Charitable Work With Wounded Soldiers
Harry, an Apache helicopter pilot in the British military, told guests at the awards dinner that many servicemen and women have "paid a terrible price and keep us safe and free." "The very least we owe them is to make sure that they and their brave families have everything they need for the darkest days, and, in time, regain the hope and confidence to flourish again," Harry said. Harry, 27, was being recognized along with his older brother Prince William for their charitable foundation's work. Harry, the third in line to the British throne after his father and brother, has worked with a number of charities. Those include Walking with the Wounded, a British charity that retrains and re-educates veterans, and Help for Heroes, which helps wounded servicemen and women. Harry served as an air controller in Afghanistan for 10 weeks during 2007 and 2008, but was sent home early after details were made public. Last year he joined four soldiers who had been wounded in Afghanistan for part of their expedition to walk to the North Pole.
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