Mentor in the Military

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    Mar 29, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    This is more or less a shoutout to any guys here in the military in any service. Basically I am looking for a mentor to be able to talk to, just a friend here to really inspire me and make me more confident and strong in myself, a characteristic i've always seen in men of the military. Age doesnt really matter to me basically im just looking for a friend to help strengthen me with that "military toughness"

    Drop me a mail if you want to talk- I'm always around.
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    Mar 29, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    The military will give you confident and make you into strong person like this guy below. Ones you join your unit you will find guys who will become your best friends for life.

    Gurkha soldier who single-handedly fought off an attack on his base by up to 30 Taliban insurgents has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, exhausted all his ammunition and at one point had to use the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant climbing the walls of the compound.
    The soldier fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.
    Acting Sgt Pun was on sentry duty on the evening of September 17 last year when he heard a clinking noise outside the small base.
    At first he thought it might be a donkey or a cow, but when he went to investigate he found two insurgents digging a trench to lay an improvised explosive device (IED) at the checkpoint's front gate.
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    Mar 29, 2011 8:54 AM GMT

    He realised that he was completely surrounded and that the Taliban were about to launch a well-planned attempt to overrun the compound.
    The enemy opened fire from all sides, destroying the sentry position where Acting Sgt Pun had been on duty minutes before.
    Defending the base from the roof, the Gurkha remained under continuous attack from rocket-propelled grenades and AK47s for over quarter of an hour.
    Most of the militants were about 50ft away from him, but at one point he turned around to see a 'huge' Taliban fighter looming over him.
    Acting Sgt Pun picked up his machine gun and fired a long burst at the man until he fell off the roof.
    When another insurgent tried to climb up to his position, the Gurkha attempted to shoot him with his SA80 rifle. But it did not work, either because it had jammed or because the magazine was empty.
    Acting Sgt Pun first grabbed a sandbag but it had not been tied up and the contents fell to the floor.
    Then he seized the metal tripod of his machine gun and threw it at the approaching Taliban militant, shouting in Nepali 'Marchu talai' ('I will kill you') and knocking him down.
    Two insurgents were still attacking by the time the heroic Gurkha had used up all his ammunition, but he set off a Claymore mine to repel them.