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Gurkha Cpl Dipprasad Pun honoured by Queen after killing 30 Taliban | Metro.co.uk
Gurkha Cpl Dipprasad Pun honoured by Queen after killing 30 Taliban
Another article on the same incident(this one CNN)
Cpl Pun was awarded the medal, second only to the Victoria Cross, at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Afterwards, the 31-year-old said: ‘This will be a great memory for the future.’
Cpl Pun fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, last September.
At one point, after exhausting all his ammunition, Cpl Pun, from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant who was climbing the walls of the compound.
Speaking about his bravery, Cpl Dun said: ‘I thought I was definitely going to die so I thought I’d kill as many of them as I could before they killed me.’
Soldier cited for holding off up to 30 Taliban by himself – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
Pun's actions saved the lives of three fellow soldiers at the checkpoint and were the "bravest seen in his battalion over two hard tours in Afghanistan," according to his medal citation.
Pun was not wounded in the firefight.
“That he survived unscathed is simply incredible," his medal citation says. “Throughout Dip’s actions he was under almost constant intense fire. Dip’s courage and gallantry were simply astonishing."