The Gurka who saved the people on the train was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action
The Gurkha's could take this prize every month, they are really unbelievable, and their are no limits to my appreciation for all their past and present service.
But taking a head for identification, yeah that's a good idea! Almost a hundred posts and no one thinks of using a camera. Remember the support for the Gurkha started about a common sense solution to saving weight and proving the target's ID.
If you break the rules of engagement you have violated your orders and must suffer the consequences. If you break the the Geneva Convention or commit an act which has been listed as a war crime you must be brought to trail. If anyone trys to cover-up it up, they are equally guilty.
Bravery is a very useful feature in a soldier, but what is required is the ability to follow and carry your orders out, in order to achieve the missions required objectives. The ability to not put themselves and their officers in line as defendants at a war crimes trail or court-martial is also a very desirable trait.
Bravery may win medals, but it is not a defence in any court in the world.
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I've read and reread that post, and I honestly have no idea what the **** the guy is talking about.
I mean, I get the general gist that he's angry and terribly terribly confused, but other than that... nothing.
those silly gurkha are at it again...
Lone Gurkha Holds Swarm of Taliban Attackers, is Total Badass
While on sentry duty in Helmand province this past September, Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a member of the British Gurkha fighting unit in Afghanistan, spotted a group of Taliban fighters heading toward the checkpoint. Without missing a beat, he climbed to the checkpoint’s roof and engaged the enemy alone for at least fifteen minutes.
Great choice! If I may add a personal experience with these guys:
During a training stint, my ops ready (or so we thought) unit had to protect an installation from you guessed it, the Gurkhas. 120 of us against about 8 of them. Simple task (or so it seemed), the area had motion sensor fencing, cameras, dual-gate entry, automatic car barriers, concertina wiring all around ... the works. If one Gurkha gets in we were done. The only entry point after the initial recce was a flood drain that was half blocked at the entrance with cement covers that ran for about 1.2km.
Everything went well till the last our, when Gurkhas just popped out of the flood drains blasting blank rounds and laser tagging everyone dead. They made their way to the command centre within seconds and my Officer got 'killed' while scrutinising the cameras.
Only during the debrief did we realise the guys had leopard-crawled 1.2km in a knee deep underground drain that was partially flooded to get to us. Hats off to these fine soldiers!