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Prince Harry Visits Wounded U.S. Veterans

Prince Harry visited with soldiers wounded in action at the Walter Reed National Hospital Center.

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#Harry arrives at Walter Reed - a military medical centre in Washington DC

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#Harry arrives at Walter Reed - a military medical centre in Washington DC

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Prince Harry greets wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD today

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Prince Harry greets wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD today

He happily posed for pictures and swapped war stories with his fellow veterans.

Got to meet the handsome Prince Harry at #walterreed today! My #woundedwarrior & I were sooo thrilled!

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Got to meet the handsome Prince Harry at #walterreed today! My #woundedwarrior & I were sooo thrilled!

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Officials at Walter Reed showed the prince a high-tech treadmill that projects a virtual world on a screen and is used to help patients who have lost limbs with posture, balance and pain.

"We've got nothing like this back in the U.K." he said. "You guys as Americans are used to the technology; we are always behind."

#Harry meets Corey Garmon. Lost his legs in IED explosion in Afghan. His 1st time on treadmill today. In front of PH!

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#Harry meets Corey Garmon. Lost his legs in IED explosion in Afghan. His 1st time on treadmill today. In front of PH!

He chatted with Staff Sgt. Tim Payne, 30, of Montana, who was injured by an IED in Afghanistan.

Tim Payne -- who lost both his legs in Afghanistan last year -- tells Prince Harry "it's all mind over matter".

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Tim Payne -- who lost both his legs in Afghanistan last year -- tells Prince Harry "it's all mind over matter".

"We talked about how I got injured and that I like swimming," Payne said after. "I told him I swim 4,000 meters a day and someday will swim the English Channel. Harry said, 'That's a crazy idea.'"

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