Saturday, June 4, 2011

Conspicuous Gallantry WoW!


One of the benefits of spreading enlightenment, civilization and totin' the man's burden in a Westphalian nation/state Empire way is all the cool kids that totally cotton to timeless ideals like fun and free choice.

Kinda like Taliban killer Corporal Dipprasad Pun. Keeping the air alive with hot lead when Taliban over ran a British Army Check Point in the Stan, Corporal Pun was determined to kill every last one of them.

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.

Surrounded, the enemy opened fired from all sides and for 15 minutes Pun remained under continuous attack, including from rocket-propelled grenades and AK47 guns.
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.

He was awarded Great Britain's Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) by Queen Elizabeth II , which is given in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.

"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"
What a guy!

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week, carved eternally in the records of cyberspace.

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!