Nepal

Suraj Gurung

Suraj Gurung

(Passed – 2010)

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Suraj Gurung

Suraj Gurung
(Passed – 2010)

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Suraj Gurung

(Passed – 2010)
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About Suraj
This tribute is dedicated to Suraj Gurung. Rifleman Suraj Gurung from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 2 October 2010.
Rifleman Suraj, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was killed during a follow-up foot patrol after an attack on his patrol base. He was caught in an explosion when a suicide bomber detonated himself and he was killed in action.
He died at the front of his platoon, leading the way as he had done for the previous six months.
Rifleman Suraj Gurung was 22 years old and born and raised in the hill town of Gorkha in Nepal. He passed the notoriously gruelling process for Gurkha selection into the British Army in December
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2007; becoming the first member of his family to achieve this feat.
In early January 2008 he made the journey from the tranquil foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya to Catterick in North Yorkshire as a trainee Rifleman ready to begin the arduous months of Gurkha infantry training.
In October 2008 he completed this training and travelled to Brunei to join 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. As a result of his good command of English and his obvious intelligence he was immediately selected to be the platoon radio operator. This position is normally reserved for a senior Rifleman and as such it was testament to the high regard in which he was held so early on in his career.
Rifleman Suraj returned
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to the United Kingdom in August 2009 and was selected as the lead man in his patrol, known as the vallon man, for the upcoming tour to Afghanistan. His ability had again been singled out.
He deployed on Op HERRICK 12 in April 2010 and even from the start of the tour he was always confident and calm under pressure. As a soldier he excelled in Afghanistan; as the point man of every patrol he led his multiple unflinchingly across some of the most daunting and uncertain terrain, day after day, time after time.
For six months he had been finding IEDs and selecting safe routes, keeping those following behind safe.
Only recently married he leaves behind his wife and family in Nepal.
His family said:
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/> "Our family is devastated with the news of Suraj's death in Afghanistan on 2 October 2010. He was a very caring son and loving husband. He followed in his forefathers' footsteps as both his grandfather and father served with the British in India; and his father-in-law served in the British Army.
"He loved the Army and was very proud to be a Gurkha, and died doing a job he loved. His family members are very proud of him."
This is an online memorial dedicated to Suraj's bravery and courage. He died as a soldier and a hero and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Oct 2010
Linda Sinyard
wrote:
Dhanyabad bhai for what you have done you will never be forgotten and your family are in my thoughts and prayers x
Remembrance Messages
On 8th Oct 2010
SARAH DJAVIT
wrote:
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH PERMILA YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Oct 2010
thomas belmont
wrote:
REST IN PEACE SOLDIER
Even in the passing of time,you will be remembered.
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Suraj Gurung

This tribute is dedicated to Suraj Gurung. Rifleman Suraj Gurung from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 2 October 2010.
Rifleman Suraj, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was killed during a follow-up foot patrol after an attack on his patrol base. He was caught in an explosion when a suicide bomber detonated himself and he was killed in action.
He died at the front of his platoon, leading the way as he had done for the previous six months.
Rifleman Suraj Gurung was 22 years old and born and raised in the hill town of Gorkha in Nepal. He passed the notoriously gruelling process for Gurkha selection into the British Army in December...

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