Lachhiman Gurung

12.30.1917 - 12.12.2010

Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Held off 200 Japanese soldiers after losing right arm


Lachhiman Gurung was a Nepalese-British Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He is best known as the "Gurkha who took on 200 soldiers with only one hand"

On May 12th, 1945 at Taungdaw, Burma, Rifleman Lachhiman Gurun was manning the most forward post of his platoon which bore the brunt of an attack by at least 200 Japanese enemy infantry.

For the rest of Lachhiman Gurung's story view his video below.

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