June 12, 1944 – Ganjo Lama VC

Ganjo Lama was a nineteen year old Gurkha fighting in Burma in 1944. On June 12, his company was fighting off a vicious Japanese attack when it came under machine gun fire.

A Gurkha Soldier

Lama disregarded his own safety and rushed forward with his PIAT anti-tank gun. Crawling undetected to within thirty yards of the Japanese, he knocked out two enemy tanks. Though wounded himself, Lama then engaged the Japanese infantry, stopping their attack.

Piat Anti-Tank Gun

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