Billy Badass

From Yahoo News:

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.

"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.”

 

Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, proudly holds his Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, after it was presented to him by Britain's Queen El

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.

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.

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3 Responses to “Billy Badass”

  1. Joe Says:

    Read about that event about a week after it happened. I loved that he resorted to swinging his tripod and then setting off a claymore.

  2. stevec Says:

    Another badass gurkha

  3. T.S. Nunya Says:

    Badass hall of famer right there.

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