A hero Gurkha has won the Military Cross after single-handedly fighting off two armed Taliban attacking an Afghan patrol base with his issue Kukri Rifleman Tuljung Gurung tackled the gun-wielding insurgents armed only with his razor-sharp traditional Nepalese blade and forced them to flee. Incredibly, the soldier – now an acting Lance Corporal – battled them despite being dazed after a bullet smashed directly into his helmet, and after being knocked down by shock-waves from an enemy hand grenade, which he threw to safety when it landed next to him. Military Cross for hero Gurkha who was shot and hit by a grenade Now the modest 28-year-old has won the third highest gallantry award for his courage in Afghanistan. Acting L/Cpl Gurung received the Military Cross for his action in stopping the extremists from reaching sleeping British soldiers in the Helmand compound.
“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha”. Former Chief of staff of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
Who Are the Gurkhas? Well done Johnnie Gurkha, each one of you is worth your weight in gold. You offer Queen and Country your all, and yet the government of Great Britain treats you despicably. The day will soon come when your receive equal rights as those of a British Tommy, as well as the rights of British citizenship. You have my continued support. Yours Aye.