Havildar Piru Singh

Havildar Piru Singh was detailed to attack and capture an enemy occupied hill feature. The enemy had well dug-in positions and had well sited MMGs covered from all possible approaches .As the attack advanced, it was met with heavy MMG fire and volley of grenades from both flanks of enemy bunkers which resulted in half of his section getting killed or wounded .

He however continued encouraging the remaining men and rushed forward with great determination to the nearest enemy MMG position and soon he was on top of the MMG position .He ferociously jumped on the MMG crew, bayoneting them to death, thus silencing the gun and the crew.

He crawled out of the trench, hurling grenades at the next enemy position, bayoneting two more to death. As Havildar Piru Singh emerged out of the second trench to charge the third enemy bunker, he was hit in the head by a bullet and was seen dropping on the edge of the enemy trench,which was followed with an explosion in the trench, which showed that his grenade had silenced balance of the enemy troops.

By then Havildar Piru Singh’s wounds had proved fatal. For his single-handed and determined brave act Havildar Piru Singh was awarded Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous).

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