Epitomizing the Warrior Ethos

A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by the Queen.

Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, described how he was spurred on by the belief that he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint in Afghanistan.

His gallantry award is second only to the Victoria Cross – the highest honour for bravery in the face of the enemy.

Read his full story.

2 thoughts on “Epitomizing the Warrior Ethos

  1. I had an uncle who worked with them in WWII in Burma. Had some interesting stories to tell about them, and a kukri that they gave him, which was one of his cherished possessions.

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