- 95-year-old Ghanaian World War II veteran, Private Joseph Hammond has been hailed by Prince Harry
- Prince Harry was highly impressed that at his age, Hammond would walk 14-miles to raise money to support the fight against Covid-19
- Hammond raised a total of £18,000 to support frontline workers and vulnerable veterans in Africa
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Prince Harry has applauded 95-year-old Private Joseph Hammond a World War II veteran.
In a report published by the CNN, and seen by Briefly.co.za, Prince Harry indicated in a letter that the Ghanaian soldier brought a huge smile to his face with his heroic action.
Hammond raised £18,000 to support frontline workers and vulnerable veterans in Africa as his contribution towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Starting from his home at Osu, the retired military officer walked for two miles daily and went through areas such as the Bloombar, Danquah Circle and the Osu Oxford Street, completing 14 miles in seven days to raise the money.
"Even at '95 years young' I imagine it was not an easy task," the renowned prince wrote in the letter to Hammond.
He further added that:
"Given the service and selflessness you have demonstrated throughout your life, it does not surprise me that you would take on a challenge such as this and that you wanted to walk even more miles. It is amazing!"
True and absolute inspiration to everyone.
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