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Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun Is Every Inch The Hero

by | 7th, June 2011

TIME, then, to salute Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, of the Royal Gurkha Rifles. Don’t wait unitl they are dead to praise such people.

A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly fought off an attack on his base by up to 30 Taliban insurgents is among several British service personnel being honoured for their outstanding bravery.

 

He used 400 rounds of ammunition, detonated 17 grenades and a mine.

Pun exhausted all his ammunition and at one point had to use the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant climbing the walls of the compound. He is awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

Says he:

“There were many Taliban around me .I thought they are definitely going to kill me … I thought before they kill me I have to kill some of them.”

Time to salute the genuinely brave…



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