Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gurkha takes on 30 Taliban & wins

Corporal Dipprasad Pun of the Royal Gurkha Rifles was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (second only to the Victoria Cross) by the Queen, for action in Helmand province, Afghanistan in September 2010.

His position was almost overrun by Taliban fighters, and he engaged some 30 of them single-handed.  He expended 400 rounds of ammo until his rifle was out or jammed, then used 17 grenades and a claymore mine.  Finally, he beat the last of the enemy fighters with the tripod of his machine gun, yelling 'Marchu talai!', Nepalese for 'I will kill you'.

"I thought I was going to die . . . so I tried to kill as many as I could."

This serves as a reminder that one of Life's lessons is 'never take on a Gurkha'.

(H/T to Donald Sensing)

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