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400 Rounds, 17 Grenades, & 30 Enemies: Soldier Single-Handedly Beats Back Taliban Barrage
The Blaze ^ | 3/25/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

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 he‘s getting one of his military’s 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. It’s well deserved. According to his superiors, Pun’s 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 he’s 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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: badassitude; enemies; grenades; rounds; soldier

1 posted on 03/25/2011 2:48:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The Taliban took on a Gurkha and they only brought 30 fighters?

Idiots.


2 posted on 03/25/2011 2:49:33 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Nachum

How do you say “Bad ass” in Nepalese?


3 posted on 03/25/2011 2:49:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Awesome!!!

(if I ever become ridiculously wealthy, this guy is going on my security detail)


4 posted on 03/25/2011 2:49:49 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Nachum

Gurhka’s are simply badass. Gotta love ‘em. Salute, sir.


5 posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:14 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:19 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Why yes, I do speak Spanglish - "Hasta la later on, amigo. Pardon, would you have any salsa verde?")
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To: Stosh

Maybe he had one of these...

Gurkha Kukri San Mai III - 35ATCJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7dS8YWqymo


7 posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:37 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Stosh
The Taliban took on a Gurkha and they only brought 30 fighters?

This. It's awe-inspiring to read these stories for those of us who grew up reading similar stories about American soldiers in the past. Our current leader grew up HATING those stories. How messed up is that?????
8 posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:48 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Nachum

Awesome.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 2:54:27 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (This is a tagline. A long tagline. A so very very very very very very long tagline. It is awesome!)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Like these guys?

Gurkha soldiers put on a Kukri knife display

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPD9LxbgLxU&feature=related


10 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
All I've got to say is...

We need more Gurkhas!

11 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:42 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Nachum

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!’


12 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:02 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Nachum

His crappy SA80 either failed or was out of bullets. The UK reworked that POS rifle but it probably is still not right.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Nachum

14 posted on 03/25/2011 3:00:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
"The Gurkha replied, ‘Parachutes? No-one mentioned parachutes!'"

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."

15 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:13 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Why yes, I do speak Spanglish - "Hasta la later on, amigo. Pardon, would you have any salsa verde?")
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To: Nachum

Wow!


16 posted on 03/25/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Nachum

Vegas Oddsboard has Gurkhas at 30 to 1


17 posted on 03/25/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Nachum

“The Gurkha motto is ‘Better to die than be a coward.’”

Says it all.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Nachum

I immediately thought of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anEuw8F8cpE


19 posted on 03/25/2011 3:09:18 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Stosh

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT in any way f**k with a Gukha. You’ll get dead.


20 posted on 03/25/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT by Noumenon ("How do we know when the Government is like that guy with the van and the handcuffs?" --Henry Bowman)
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To: Nachum
I recall during the Falkland Island war the only troops that landed on Argentine soil were 100 Gurkha's with their Khukuri.

There were 1,000 Argentine soldiers with rifles.

When the Argentine soldiers saw the Gurkha's the dropped their rifles and fled.

Nice!

21 posted on 03/25/2011 3:23:49 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Nachum
And here's another heroic warrior

I have seen both stories posted by Second Amendment Task Force T-Shirts on FBook. Great stuff!

22 posted on 03/25/2011 3:27:33 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: rabidralph
Here's the other story.
23 posted on 03/25/2011 3:28:19 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
This is the real deal.


24 posted on 03/25/2011 3:31:34 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Nachum

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.


25 posted on 03/25/2011 3:42:16 PM PDT by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: Nachum

Just wondering why he didn’t get the VC...


26 posted on 03/25/2011 3:45:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

I said it this morning, and I reiterate:
Chuck Norris wears Gurkha pajamas.


27 posted on 03/25/2011 4:09:33 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
The Gurkha replied, ‘Parachutes? No-one mentioned parachutes!’

I think in WWII, the red army made low altitude drops without parachutes directly into snow.

28 posted on 03/25/2011 4:19:50 PM PDT by fso301
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To: cripplecreek
How do you say “Bad ass” in Nepalese?

Average Joe Pradish.

29 posted on 03/25/2011 4:55:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: cripplecreek
How do you say “Bad ass” in Nepalese?

Gurkha

30 posted on 03/25/2011 5:53:27 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Nachum

I thought the Brits had phased out the Gurkha regiments years ago when they gave up Hong Kong.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 7:26:46 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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