Who are the veterans in uniform at the forum?

 Who are the veterans in uniform at the forum?

Zheng Zhijian (wechat ID: bqzhengzhiju) noticed that there were several veterans in military uniform who had participated in the Anti Japanese war. Zheng Zhijun recognized several faces.

Among them, Yang yongsong, the only veteran soldier with a military cap, is one of the youngest major generals to be founded.

Wang entans speech: a 13-year-old Xiao Ba Lu

At the symposium, Wang entan spoke as a representative of the veteran soldiers who had participated in the Anti Japanese war.

During the National Day parade in 2009, there were 18 veterans standing in the first mass parade square fighting with blood. Wang entan was one of them.

Wang entan is a native of Zhoukou, Henan Province. He was born in August 1925. He is 95 years old. He once served as the deputy director of the ordering department of the naval equipment technology department. He has participated in dozens of battles, such as Zhangnan campaign, xiangchenggu luring battle, Ciwu involving forest campaign, baituan battle and so on. In 1943, he was named the model member of Zhude youth team and the winner of the medal of independent meritorious service.

In 1938, 13-year-old Wang entan joined the army. Because he could sing opera, Chen Geng, who was the brigade commander of 386 brigade, 129 division of the Eighth Route Army, was selected to join the Chen Geng doll Peking Opera Troupe and became a member of the armys cultural and industrial team.

On February 10, 1939, xiangchenggu campaign started in Qiu county, Hebei Province. This war dealt a heavy blow to the Japanese armys all-round sweeping up plan and arrogance. It created an excellent example of the plain war of annihilating the enemy. It was praised as the first battle of annihilating the enemy in the plain. This was also the first time that Wang entan took part in the battle. Because he was young, he was only a member of the rescue team. I am 14 years old and ready to die in the face of the enemy.

After winning the victory, Chen Geng took a picture of 14-year-old Wang entan in person as a commemoration of his first battle with Japanese soldiers and his victory.

In the photo, Wangs military uniform is Chen Gengs special acting costume for the cultural and industrial teams, which is different from the ordinary soldiers at that time in two places.

One is shoes. Although they look like ordinary straw sandals, they are mainly made of cloth because of the lack of rice in the north. There are also some hydrangeas tied with red rope in front of them as decoration. The second is the big hanging pocket on his clothes. At that time, he was still a child soldier, and he had already put on the clothes of regiment level cadres.

One of the youngest founding generals

In addition to Wang entan, Yang yongsong and Zhang Ping were also present at the forum.

Yang yongsong was born in July 1918 in Dapu, Guangdong Province. He is 102 years old.

He joined the Chinese workers and peasants Red Army in 1931, took part in the long march with the main force of the Central Red Army in 1934, and joined the Communist Party of China in 1936. It has experienced the third, fourth and fifth counter encirclement and suppression campaign in the Central Soviet Area, Zhiluo town battle, and Pingxingguan great victory.

In 1955, he was awarded the rank of major general, the order of eight one, the order of independence and freedom, and the medal of liberation. In 1988, he was awarded the first class Medal of Red Star meritorious service.

Yang yongsong participated in the formation of the first armored force of our army, and he was also a major general of the founding state.

On October 1, 1949, when the declaration of the establishment of the Central Peoples Government of the peoples Republic of China was heard all over the world in Tiananmen Gate Tower, Yang yongsong had been transferred to the political commissar of the four field vehicle division, and the tank formation formed by the chariot division slowly passed through Tiananmen Square in neat formation, and was inspected by Chairman Mao and other party and state leaders.

In 1955, 37 year old Yang yongsong was awarded the rank of major general, becoming one of the youngest founding generals.

In May 2008, Yang yongsong, an octogenarian, completed his 150000 word memoir, the past of gunsmoke.

In the book, he wrote, those sacrifice comrades in arms, they did not see the liberation of the whole country, their blood sprinkled on the revolutionary journey, in exchange for todays happiness and peace.

Zhang Ping: participated in the founding ceremony and served as secretary of he long

In April 1925, Zhang Ping was born into a poor peasant family in Zhangwan village, yangyuhe Town, Shangzhou.

In May 1938, he came to the childrens company of the youth training class founded by the Eighth Route Army of the Communist Party of anwubao. After more than a month, he was transferred to the art company to learn singing and dancing. In September 1941, Zhang Ping was assigned to work in the third room of the Central Intelligence Department of Zaoyuan, and from then on he began to work.

In February 1949, after the peaceful liberation of Beiping, Zhang Ping was transferred to the Political Department of the division to be the political commissar of the teaching and guidance team, and was responsible for the reorganization of Dong Qiwus uprising forces. On October 1, 1949, he had the honor to attend the founding ceremony.

In July 1956, Zhang Ping began to be the Secretary of Marshal Helong, accompanying he long to attend the Chinese government delegations visit to the 11 Asian and European countries, the central Shanghai conference, the Wuchang conference and the Lushan conference.

In December 1982, the Central Military Commission decided that Zhang Ping would retire on the basis of his vice military status.

On September 13, 2015, Zhang Ping attended a grand military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese peoples war of resistance against Japan and the world anti fascist war, and was awarded a commemorative medal.

In 2019, the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission awarded Zhang Ping a commemorative medal to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the peoples Republic of China. On October 1 of that year, a military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the peoples Republic of China was held in Beijing. At the ceremony, accompanied by a song Ode to the red flag, a salute square composed of 21 concierge cars slowly arrived, and Zhang Ping was in the third car.

Foreign friends at the Forum

Zheng Zhijun noticed that in addition to the veterans of the Anti Japanese War, there was also a foreign friend, Ke Makai, who attended the symposium.

According to cctv.com, a British born and raised in Beijing, Ke Makai, who was deeply nurtured by Chinese culture, founded Beijings first international school to spread Chinese culture to more foreign children.

His parents were soldiers of international communism, and had ties with China all his life. In the 1940s, the Communist Party of China should be invited to work together with the peasants in the liberated areas of North China for their social investigation and publication.

After the founding of new China, they became the pioneers of English Teaching in New China and trained a large number of foreign language talents for new China.

On September 29, 2019, Marks mother, isabeth, was awarded the Medal of friendship of the peoples Republic of China, the highest medal of honor of Chinas foreign countries, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Chinas education and friendly exchanges between China and foreign countries.

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