The first soldier of Laoshan! Naked in the stone crevice 10 meters away from the Vietnamese army for 117 days!

 The first soldier of Laoshan! Naked in the stone crevice 10 meters away from the Vietnamese army for 117 days!

If we say that in the war of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, Chinese soldiers have defended the dignity of the motherland in the ice and snow, then in Laoshan battlefield, Chinese soldiers have created an immortal monument in the sultry subtropical jungle. The story Im telling today is Xing Zhiqiang, the first soldier of Laoshan.

The 00001 badge on the chest of Xing Zhiqiang

On April 28, 1984, China recovered Laoshan and zheyin mountain areas, which are very important strategic areas in the border area between China and Vietnam, and severely taught the Vietnamese army a lesson in the subsequent three counter attacks. From 1984 to 1989, China dispatched 10 army groups to fight in the two mountain areas in turn, and the two mountain areas became the training ground for the Chinese army.

There is a saying on the front line of Laoshan: Laoshan is heaven, balihe Dongshan is human, and lanakou is hell. There is a dangerous position in nalakou. The nearest post is only 6 meters away from the Vietnamese position. On February 11, 1985, a unit of the Nanjing Military Region seized this position from the Vietnamese army, and used this date as the number 211 of the position to commemorate the victory of the battle.

However, who could have thought that the 211 position turned into a meat grinder. On this basketball court sized position, nearly a thousand soldiers lives were swallowed up, and every dust was soaked with bloodu00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7

In the photo of Nala complex terrain, C is position 211

Close to the Vietnamese position

The 67 army, which had changed its defense, was eager to recapture the position and launched an attack without serious preparation. However, the Vietnamese army occupied a favorable place, which was easy to defend and difficult to attack. Highland 211 became a meat grinder. In the more than ten days of fighting for highland 211, more than 120 commandos stayed on the highland 211 forever, regardless of the severity of the wounded.

Farewell to martyrs

After a careful attack on the enemys No. 211 position in the early hours of August, after carefully preparing for the attack of the enemys No. 211 in the early hours of the 8th month, it launched a surprise attack on the position of No. 211 in the early morning of February, and after carefully preparing for the attack of the enemys No. 211 in the early hours of the 8th month, it launched a surprise attack on the position of No. 211 at the cost of a few hundred and thirty-one minutes.

However, the Vietnamese army, unwilling to fail, made the same mistakes as our army. In 44 days, it launched 98 counter attacks and 120 sneak attacks on position 211, leaving more than 400 lives and countless injuriesu00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7u00b7

Another year later, our army changed its defense again and replaced it with the 139 division of Lanzhou Military Region. However, position 211 is notorious. Who will guard position 211?

The 211 position and the Vietnam position in close proximity

Before leaving, the commander personally carried Maotai for him; the division commander put his combat number 00001 on him and said, my life is with you; the commander cried with him in his arms, and his comrades in arms wept at him.

The three posts of our army on position 211 are actually three stone cracks. Xing Zhiqiang and two other soldiers, pan Jiutian and Bai Shishou, are stationed in the No.1 post of the nearest stone crack to the Vietnamese army. As soon as Xing Zhiqiang was on the sentry post, the Vietnamese army launched an attack in the late night of April 28, attempting to take advantage of the unstable opportunity of our army to recapture the position.

When reporting to 255 position company

On that night, two platoons of the Vietnamese army attacked position 211 under the cover of artillery fire. Xing Zhiqiangs other two comrades in arms called for artillery support and fought back bravely against the enemys attacks again and again.

Suddenly, several shells exploded nearby, and Xing Zhiqiangs right eye corner and leg were injured, but he pulled the shrapnel from his leg and still persevered in the fight.

The report of PLA Daily that year

Compared with the war, the hard life in the crevice is more difficult.

The condition for such a crack is good

These crevices, whether they are anti-aircraft or anti-aircraft, or even lurking, are excellent shelters, but they are full of all kinds of suffering. The pain in life is generally incomprehensible. How hard is it?

The three crevices of 211 highland are three sentries

When withdrawing from position 211, position 3 is resting

Rotten crotch is a kind of battlefield skin disease similar to trench foot. The curative effect of medicine is limited. In the case of high temperature and humidity, this disease makes life worse than death. First, the crotch itched unbearably, and then it festered due to involuntary scratching. Blood oozed out and people couldnt move when they sat there.

Old mountain skirt made by front line soldiers

After the superior knew about it, he tried to send a miniature electric fan with batteries to blow the crotch. However, Xing Zhiqiang was unable to use it because he was worried that the sound of the fan would be heard by the Vietnamese army. The superior also sent a sponge mat to make it convenient for them to lie down, but the sponge mat became a water cushion after absorbing water, which could not be used.

It is normal to fight naked

In addition to the humidity, there is also loneliness. The soldiers on the front line once said, stay in the cats ear hole for a year and eat up all the hardships of a lifetime! A leader who once inspected the cats ear cave sighed: if you stay in the cats ear cave for a year, you should do meritorious service even if you dont fight a war. You should give them first-class merit!

In these more than 100 days, even sleep has to keep an eye open to prevent the Vietnamese troops from sneaking attack. In the crevice where a single grenade can destroy a sentry post, the soldiers on duty must always be alert. Therefore, even in the days when there is no war, there are soldiers on duty at the crack and the weapons are ready.

Xing Zhiqiang was later rated as a first-class meritorious official and promoted to platoon leader, but he still suffered from joint pain, low back and leg pain and other sequelae. But he later said in an interview with reporters that now I am very satisfied that I can speak aloud, sleep on my back, go to the toilet without worry, and walk freely.

The war in southern Xinjiang is hard that people born in peaceful times cant imagine. However, the Chinese soldiers guarding there are not only brave and tenacious, but also extremely tough. In the cracks like hell, no one is afraid of life and death, and no one is timid.

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