Burma Gallantry Medal
awarded to 3312 Havildar Kareng Tang
The Burma Rifles
Northern Kachin Levies
Burma Office, 8th February 1945.
The following awards have been made in recognition of gallant and
distinguished services in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India: —
The Burma Gallantry Medal.
No. 3312 Havildar Kareng Tang, The Burma Rifles (now local Jemadar
Northern Kachin Levies).
“During the period 16 Nov. 43 to 15 May 44, Jemadar Kareng Tang has on
all occasions shown a very high standard of leadership and devotion to
duty. During the past 2 months this officer, working under trying
conditions, has ambushed 4 enemy parties superior in numbers and
equipment and inflicted heavy casualties without loss to his own
platoon. For his continued good work, initiative and desire to kill the
enemy this Jemadar deserves the highest praise.”
Kareng Tang on the presentation of his B.G.M.
Another traditional way of rewarding distinguished service was the
presentation of weapons.
A gun was awarded to Jem. (Now Capt.) Kareng Tang, B.G.M.
"in recognition of the meritorious service rendered with the Northern
Kachin Levies during the year 1942-43."