Friday, May 20, 2016

A soldier's soldier

I may have posted about this before, but it just cropped up in the news again, and bravery of this order should be extolled as often as possible: "That day a lone Gurkha took out 30 Taliban using every weapon within reach".


bruce said...

Rode a slow train down the east coast of India 30 years ago, Nepali (Gurkha) family opposite. The old man never slept, that any of us saw. Just sat watching, coolly smoking a beedi. My friend asked in Hindi "why don't you sleep?". "Then who will watch?", he replied. Some of the legends are ridiculous, but their reputation is well deserved.

Paco said...

Great story!

Deborah said...

Thanks, Paco, for sharing this amazing story. I had not heard it before. He's the Nepalese Audie Murphy. Wonder what he's doing today?

Bruce, you have so many wonderful stories. Yours is a great life! It would make an engaging book. I'd love to read your book.

Paco said...

All in favor of Bruce writing a book, say "aye!".


Motion carried. Bruce, get cracking.

HAL9000 said...

Pikers. For that action he ought to have received the Victoria Cross, like his granddad.

More than thirty to one odds and he beat them off. It's obvious, the Talibannies were outnumbered by one Gurkha.

Ayo Gurkhali!

RebeccaH said...

I always heard you don't mess with Gurkhas.

I'm on board for a Bruce book.

bruce said...

Oh thanks guys. I'll try.