While honoring America’s war dead Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, Britain’s Prince Harry placed a wreath and note at the grave of Mt. Juliet soldier, Michael L. Stansbery, Jr.
According to the Associated Press, the grave was chosen at random of the soldiers that had died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prince Harry served two tours in Afganistan.
The note read “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales.”
Stansbery, 21, was killed July 30, 2010 by improvised explosive device while on patrol in Kandahar Province. He is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. He was a 2007 graduate of Wilson Central High School.