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Prince Harry:

Back Because of Blabbers

3/1/2008 3:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

030108_fred_ap-1Long live the Prince! Prince Harry arrived back in Britain today after a 10 week stint in Afghanistan -- withdrawn after the details of his secret deployment became public.

The Prince did not speak to reporters as he left the troop carrier. Surprise, surprise! According to the AP, Harry was greeted by his father and brother at the Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire, southern England.

Prince Charles spoke about Harry and the media leak saying, "I feel particular frustration that he was removed unexpectedly early because, apart from anything else, he had been looking forward to coming back with the rest of his regiment."

Officials say the Prince could be deployed later this year, but won't pinpoint exactly where. Shocker!

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Big Daddy    

Very interesting, thanks

2333 days ago
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Mik    

Don't give Prince Harry any Flack!

2364 days ago
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TmZ Fan    

first.....big mouths

2364 days ago
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nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

HARRY RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2364 days ago
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pimp    

Harry has restored the image of the crown. We will never ever see someone with the last name of Bush going to the frontlines or putting their lives at risk for our country.

I find it so ironic to see all these racists posting here saying the Obama is a muslim, when the Bush clan is extremely close friends with the house of Al-Saud and has looked the other way on their madrases (sp?) and even help evacuate the Bin Laden family from the US...lest not forget that those were the only flights allowed in the whole country during those days.

Good Job Harry, I never though you could earn my respect.

2364 days ago
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Sarah    

Wow, Diana would die again if she could see her "baby" coming home from a war. Royal family or not, these guys serve their duty which is more than our President can say. Glad he's safely back in Britain.

2364 days ago
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eloc    

He's shown great maturity lately. And he's HOT!

2364 days ago
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richard pierce    

Yet another good deed screwed up by some moron from the press - bet it was TMZ!

2364 days ago
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dreamer    

interesting that Bush went to the Bagdhad airport to visit the troops at the height of the war several times at risk to himself.

2364 days ago
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Popsmart    

I have newfound respect for Harry after this, and knew as soon as it was blabbed, the poor thing would be dragged back. You could tell he loved what he was doing.

2364 days ago
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eloc    

Now this is great celebrity news. MUCH better than Paris and Britney. That stuff is awful. No more, please.

2364 days ago
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Riobaby    

TO #3 and #6 (#6 Our current President was in the National Guard during Vietnam)
Below refers to George H. BUSH, The 41st President of the United States with the LAST NAME BUSH-get your facts straight before you post and blab your uneducated opinions.
"After graduating from Phillips Academy in June 1942, he joined the United States Navy on his 18th birthday to become a naval aviator. After completing the 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Corpus Christi, Texas on June 9, 1943, just three days before his 19th birthday, which made him the youngest naval aviator to that date.

After finishing flight training, he was assigned to Torpedo Squadron (VT-51) as the photographic officer in September 1943. As part of Air Group 51, his squadron was based on the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in the spring of 1944. San Jacinto was part of Task Force 58 that participated in operations against Marcus and Wake Islands in May, and then in the Marianas during June. On June 19, the task force triumphed in one of the largest air battles of the war at the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Shortly after takeoff Bush's aircraft made a forced water landing. A destroyer rescued the young pilot and his crew, although the plane was lost. On July 25, Bush and another pilot received credit for sinking a small cargo ship off Palau.[5][6]


George Bush in his TBM Avenger on the carrier USS San Jacinto in 1944
Captain-elect "Poppy" Bush as featured in a 1948 Yale BannerAfter Bush's promotion to lieutenant junior grade on August 1, the San Jacinto commenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands. On September 2, 1944, Bush piloted one of four Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichi Jima. For this mission his crew included Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lieutenant Junior Grade William White, who substituted for Bush's regular gunner. During their attack, four Avengers from VT-51 encountered intense antiaircraft fire. While starting the attack, Bush's aircraft was hit and his engine caught on fire. Despite the fact that his plane was on fire, he completed his attack and released the bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits. With his engine on fire, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member on the TBM Avenger bailed out of the aircraft. However, the other man's parachute did not open, and he fell to his death. It was never determined which man bailed out with Bush. Both Delaney and White were killed in action. While Bush waited four hours in his inflated raft, several fighters circled protectively overhead until he was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback. For this action Bush received the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the month he remained on the USS Finback, Bush participated in the rescue of other pilots.

Bush subsequently returned to San Jacinto in November 1944 and participated in operations in the Philippines. When San Jacinto returned to Guam, the squadron, which had suffered 50% casualties of its pilots, was replaced and sent to the United States. Through 1944, he had flown 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded aboard the San Jacinto.

Because of his valuable combat experience, Bush was reassigned to Norfolk Navy Base and put in a training wing for new torpedo pilots. He was later assigned as a naval aviator in a new torpedo squadron, VT-153. With the surrender of Japan, he was honorably discharged in September 1945 and then entered Yale University."

2364 days ago
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Kelli    

He does seem so sexy the older he gets, but I am always impressed by a man in uniform. Glad he is home. Go party with chelsy Harry.

2364 days ago
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Sarah    

dreamer....so? Did he do anything else?

2364 days ago
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Twinker    

I would have admired Prince Harry more if he had stayed.

But, ovoerall, this guy is a true prince of a fellow.

Welcome back, Cornet Wales/Hewitt....have fun at the nightclub and with Chelsy tonite....

2364 days ago
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