Sent: Tue, 25 January, 2011 7:58:19 PM
Subject: Hav Lachhiman Gurung,Victoria Cross
I wish to inform all concerned through' Report My Signal', the sad demise of Hav Lachhiman Gurung,Victoria Cross(VC) of 4/8 Gorkha Rifles.
Hav Lachhiman Gurung, VC died at 0710hr on 12 Dec 10 at at the age of 93 Years, due to PNEUMONIA,in United Kingdom.He is survived by his second wife Smt Man Maya Gurung,one daughter Smt Kanya Devi and three sons Col(Retd) ShivDutt Gurung,Shri Krishna bahadur Gurung and Shri Resham Lal Gurung.
Without any doubt,he was a brave soldier of the 4/8 Gorkha Rifles.Till 12 Dec 10,he was one of the seven surviving VC receipents.
Late Hav,then Rifleman,Lachhiman Gurung was awarded the VC for his dauntless courage against the Japanese Forces in Burma. Then Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung was manning the forward most of his platoon at Taungdaw in Burma(now Myammar). His saga of courage is long to be included in the Report My Signal.
The VC awarded to him is a proud possession of his illustrious Bn ,4/8 Gorkha Rifles,motivating all ranks to emulate his brave example.
Most Sincerely Yours
Brig VK Sharma,VSM