Posted on July 4, 2014
- Corporal Dipprasad Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly
- Used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant after running out of ammunition
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.