October 17, 2011

Vijay Rai

British Rifleman, Vijay Rai, age 21, died on October 15, 2011, in Afghanistan.

He was protecting a checkpoint which was attacked by small arms fire.

Vijay was a member of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

He was born in Bhojpur District, Deaurali, in Nepal, and enlisted into the Army in 2008. He completed his basic training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick in September 2009 before being posted to 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Brunei.
Light a candle for Vijay.
Light his way to Heaven.

He followed his father's and brother's footsteps as his father and elder brother served as Indian Gurkhas and his middle brother is serving with Indian Gurkhas as a Sergeant. 

His family members stated that they are very proud of him and that Vijay was very proud to be a Gurkha.

Military officials describe him as tough, loyal, uncomplaining, utterly professional and deeply committed.

Vijay is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Vijay Rai is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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