The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross is being awarded to an unknown SAS soldier for his honorable efforts in the Kenya hotel standoff. Lasting 19 hours, the terrorists detonated bombs, grenades, and brandished Ak-47s. After the event 21 people had been killed. The unknown gunman killed half the terrorists and carried multiple victims to safety. He went into the hotel without backup, despite Kenyan Special Forces and Navy SEALs being present at the scene.