Presence of royal is a danger to Americans in war zone.
Prince Harry needs to get out of Afghanistan. It's dangerous enough there without his presence adding more problems for the U.S. troops ("Taliban targets Harry, kills 2 Marines," Sept. 16).
My son, Wyatt, is at Camp Leatherneck. He's been there for five months. Let me share what this is like for me. At first I just broke down and cried at any time during the day. I cried while lying in bed at night. I prayed, which is not something I tend to do on a regular basis. But I was confused as to what to pray for.
Finally I decided to just pray that he make it back home alive and not in a box. I don't care if he's got all his parts or not. We can deal with that if that's what needs to be done. Then I decided that what I needed to do was detach or drive myself crazy. But detachment comes with a lot of guilt.
Now I just wait to hear from him and cry. When I see a story on the news about soldiers being killed in Afghanistan, I panic and cry. I have never cried so much in my life. I believe that having Prince Harry at the very camp my son and a lot of other sons and daughters are at is just plain cruel.
This war is hard enough on parents without the Brits painting a target on our children's backs. Get Harry out now. It might save a mom from a few more restless, sleepless nights.
LAURA BOYCE, COON RAPIDS
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