Skip to comments.400 Rounds, 17 Grenades, & 30 Enemies: Soldier Single-Handedly Beats Back Taliban Barrage
Posted on 03/25/2011 2:48:06 PM PDT by Nachum
It took him 400 rounds, 17 grenades, and a machine gun tripod used as a weapon, but one British Gurkha soldier single-handedly beat back an attack by 30 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last summer. And now hes getting one of his militarys highest honors:
Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a 31-year-old from Bima in western Nepa and part of the Gurkha regiment serving the British Military, is receiving the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for bravery. Its well deserved. According to his superiors, Puns fearsom fighting is responsible for saving the lives of at least three other soldiers.
Yesterday, he explained his unbelievable battle (via the London Telegraph). Not only is he brave, but hes also ingenious. At one point during the fighting, after running out of bullets, he fought off an attacker using a pole from a machine gun tripod:
Sgt Pun told yesterday how he was on guard duty at the base near Rahim Kalay in Helmand Province on September 10 last year when he heard a digging sound in the darkness in front of him.
Grabbing two radios, a GPMP machine gun, his SA80 rifle, a grenade launcher and an arsenal of hand-held grenades he climbed onto the rooftop and opened fire.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
The Taliban took on a Gurkha and they only brought 30 fighters?
How do you say “Bad ass” in Nepalese?
(if I ever become ridiculously wealthy, this guy is going on my security detail)
Gurhka’s are simply badass. Gotta love ‘em. Salute, sir.
I’m telling ya, them Ghurkas are BA. It was only a month or so ago there was a story about one of them boys taking on like 30 guys on a train, chopping a couple up with his big knife, and then going to get a few stitches. Huge testicular fortitudes.
Maybe he had one of these...
Gurkha Kukri San Mai III - 35ATCJ
Like these guys?
Gurkha soldiers put on a Kukri knife display
We need more Gurkhas!
There are many versions of this story, but this is one I found quickly on the net -
As the use of paratroops was increasing during the Malaya confrontation in the 1950’s, a British colonel asked the leader of a platoon of Gurkha if they would be prepared to jump from a C130.
Somewhat to the colonel’s surprise, the Gurkha sergeant requested a day to talk it over with his men.
The next day, the Gurkha duly reported that they would do it, but only over marshy ground with the aircraft flying at no more than 100ft.
‘But at a hundred feet the parachutes wouldn’t work,’ the colonel explained.
The Gurkha replied, ‘Parachutes? No-one mentioned parachutes!’
His crappy SA80 either failed or was out of bullets. The UK reworked that POS rifle but it probably is still not right.
No one mentioned parachutes, that's a good one! Reminds me of an old joke about Texians fighting the Mexicans. A voice keeps calling Santa Anna names so the Mexicands send a bunch of guys over to his position. Few minutes later more insults, so they send another bunch of guys. Same result, only this time one of the Mexicans comes crawling back to his commander and reports "There are really two of them."
Vegas Oddsboard has Gurkhas at 30 to 1
The Gurkha motto is Better to die than be a coward.
Says it all.
I immediately thought of this...
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT in any way f**k with a Gukha. You’ll get dead.
There were 1,000 Argentine soldiers with rifles.
When the Argentine soldiers saw the Gurkha's the dropped their rifles and fled.
I have seen both stories posted by Second Amendment Task Force T-Shirts on FBook. Great stuff!
Ha, that was funny. The Taliban must have gotten bad intel thinking only 30 of them could take a Gurkha. They must have thought they were fighting a burka; I can see where they’d be confused. I want to buy that soldier a case of Scotch.
Just wondering why he didn’t get the VC...
I said it this morning, and I reiterate:
Chuck Norris wears Gurkha pajamas.
I think in WWII, the red army made low altitude drops without parachutes directly into snow.
Average Joe Pradish.
I thought the Brits had phased out the Gurkha regiments years ago when they gave up Hong Kong.