June 3rd, 2011 11:27 AM
Interesting news from our friends across the pond...
Just glad guys like this are on our team. Don't want to get on this guys bad side...
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."
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June 3rd, 2011 12:02 PM
It's not the size or numbers of dogs in the fight,but the size of the fight in the dog,Soldiers don't fight to get a medal,Soldiers fight to save their buddies and non combatants lives,if they live thru it thats just icing on the cake
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June 3rd, 2011 12:05 PM
Wow. This guys is pretty amazing. The story reads like that old joke where "Uncle Jim" armed with a rifle, pistol, knife and a bottle of whiskey takes down a entire battalion killing the last few with his bare hands only to end with the punchline, "Don't mess with Uncle Jim when he's been drinking"
64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
June 3rd, 2011 04:18 PM
The Gurkha's of India have a long history of being vicious fighters and, this guy, no exception.
Glad to see someone honoured him for his bravery.
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June 3rd, 2011 11:11 PM
Yes, the Gurkha's do have a interesting history. Wasnt there a story here about one who killed a bunch of gang members trying to rape a girl a few years ago?
June 3rd, 2011 11:24 PM
Yes. It was on a train during a robbery by 30 or 40 BGs. He killed 7 and wounded 19 with his Kukri knife, IIRC
Originally Posted by SIXTO
Like this one
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
June 3rd, 2011 11:51 PM
Gurkhas are legendary. Supposedly he had to use his tripod because he couldn't find his kukri. All the same, though.
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