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      06-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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LONDON (AFP) - A Nepalese soldier in the British army has been given a top bravery award by Queen Elizabeth II for his heroics in Afghanistan, where he single-handedly saw off more than 30 Taliban fighters.
Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, said he thought he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint.
He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), which is given in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.
Pun fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to repel the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, last September.
Surrounded, the enemy opened fired from all sides and for 15 minutes Pun remained under continuous attack, including from rocket-propelled grenades and AK47 guns.
At one point, unable to shoot, he used his machine gun tripod to knock down a militant who was climbing the walls of the compound.
Two insurgents were still attacking by the time he ran out of ammunition, but he set off a Claymore mine to repel them.
Pun was given his medal in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday.
The CGC is second only to the Victoria Cross -- the highest honour for bravery in the face of the enemy.
"There wasn't any choice but to fight. The Taliban were all around the checkpoint. I was alone," he said.
"I had so many of them around me that 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.
"After that I thought nobody can kill us now -- when we met the enemy I wasn't scared."
Britain's Major General Nicholas Carter, who was commander of allied forces in southern Afghanistan during Pun's deployment, praised his efforts.
"The CGC does not get handed out lightly. It was a most remarkable achievement," he said.

guy reminds me of one of the Spartan 300

and this is awesome:

he used his machine gun tripod to knock down a militant who was climbing the walls of the compound.
Two insurgents were still attacking by the time he ran out of ammunition, but he set off a Claymore mine to repel them.
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He would have received the Victoria Cross, but due to the brown color of his skin and his Nepalese background, he was given the CGC. Ghurkas faced this all the time.
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He would have received the Victoria Cross, but due to the brown color of his skin and his Nepalese background, he was given the CGC. Ghurkas faced this all the time.
or is the Victoria Cross usually given to those displaying gallantry and died as a result of it? Similar to US Medal of Honor, that is in most cases.

Either way, glad he was recognized for his actions with a high award.
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or is the Victoria Cross usually given to those displaying gallantry and died as a result of it? Similar to US Medal of Honor, that is in most cases.

Either way, glad he was recognized for his actions with a high award.

I was being slightly facetious, but there's truth in there -- mainly the discrimination of the Ghurkas. Glad a story like this has come to light, however.
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I was being slightly facetious, but there's truth in there -- mainly the discrimination of the Ghurkas. Glad a story like this has come to light, however.
I agree. That's what was going through my head when I was reading it and saw he didn't get the Cross.
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Ghurkas are well known to be some hard-core mofos.

I agree on not getting the cross. WTF else could he have possibly done? I supose he didn't rescue or defend anyone but himself...but still...holy crap!
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Thats crazy.

But, Link doesnt work.
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Thats crazy.

But, Link doesnt work.
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The dude looks like a kid barely out of HS. Props for being so crazy.
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my bad. thought it was the same incident i posted about in janurary. crazy gurkhas.
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why was he at the checkpoint by himself?
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Thank you internets, you got me with that one
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why was he at the checkpoint by himself?
Maybe it was being used as an LP or OP? Too conspicuous for that though I'd imagine.
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why was he at the checkpoint by himself?
b/c Ghurkas are a 1 man Army...duh
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