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'I thought I was going to die... so I tried to kill as many as I could': Hero Gurkha receives bravery medal from the Queen

By Daily Mail Reporter

  • Corporal Dipprasad Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly
  • Used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant after running out of ammunition

A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by the Queen.

Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, described how he was spurred on by the belief that he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint in Afghanistan.

His gallantry award is second only to the Victoria Cross - the highest honour for bravery in the face of the enemy.

That makes the award (the CGC) the equivalent of the U. S. Army's DSC or the Sea Services Navy Cross.

As Uncle Jimbo writes:

Do read the whole story, as he uses just about everything in the area to make dead tangos. Bravo [then] Corporal.

Well Done indeed.

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Comments (4)

Definitely a person you do ... (Below threshold)

Definitely a person you do not want to piss off!

He shot over 500 rounds, 17... (Below threshold)
jim m:

He shot over 500 rounds, 17 RPG's and a land mine in guarding his post. Makes you wonder what you've got to do to get a VC.

Kudos to a real hero on the... (Below threshold)

Kudos to a real hero on the war on terror. If you're going to go down take as many of the other guy with you.

The thought of surrender never even entered his mind. Hope the make a movie of this guy and the other heroes fighting against Islamo-fascism.

AYO GHURKALI!... (Below threshold)







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