Seventy years ago, many Chinese peoples volunteers, who were only in their twenties and twenties, crossed the Yalu River bravely with the belief of winning. It took less than three years for a nation with 5000 years of civilization to clean up the mud and mud of the old world with unimaginable great sacrifice, which made the ancient oriental country full of arduous enthusiasm and showed unity of one mind. Gone are the days when Western aggressors could take over a country by erecting a few cannons on an eastern coast for hundreds of years. On July 27, 1953, when Peng Dehuai, commander of the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army, signed the armistice agreement.
But 197653 volunteers never came back. Sun Zhanyuan is one of them.
Sun Zhanyuans parents died when he was a child. He joined the Chinese peoples Liberation Army in 1946. He participated in the Huaihai Campaign and the liberation of Southwest China campaign. He also made great achievements in the liberation of Tangyin and Qi County in the Central Plains. In 1951, he joined the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army to join the Korean War.
On October 14, 1952, in the battle of Shangganling, about six battalions of the enemy occupied the 597.9 and 537.7 highlands defended by the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army. Sun Zhanyuan, the commander of the 7th company of the 135th regiment of the 45th division of the 15th army of the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army, was ordered to lead the assault platoon to fight back against position No. 2 of the 597.9 highland.
As he approached position 2, his legs were broken by enemy shells. The soldiers advised him to withdraw from his position. He said, I am a member of the Communist Party and a commander. I will never leave my post until I finish the task assigned to me by the party. Without legs, he can only crawl back and forth to command, but also use machine gun to cover soldiers. Yi Caixue explodes and destroys three enemy firepower points. In the end, the assault platoon reached position No. 2 on Highland 597.9.
While the assault platoon continued to develop in depth, the enemy suddenly recoiled from the rear of the position, and several soldiers died. As the situation became more and more urgent, sun Zhanyuan set up two captured machine guns and fired in turn, repelling the enemys attacks twice in succession, killing and injuring more than 80 enemies.
His comrades in arms were wounded and killed, and their ammunition ran out. A new round of attacks from the enemy hit again. He crawled painfully and untied the grenade from the body of the enemy and continued to fight. When the enemy once again surged into the position, he pulled the last grenade and died with the enemy. That year, he was only 27.
The victory of the Shangganling campaign completely smashed the enemys golden offensive and dealt a heavy blow to the enemy. After the war, the U.S. military never launched any more than battalion scale attacks against the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army, and the Korean war situation has since stabilized at 38th north latitude.
After the death of sun Zhanyuan, the leading organ of the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army remembered his special merit and awarded him the title of first class hero. The permanent committee of the Supreme Peoples Congress of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea awarded him the title of hero of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a gold medal and a first-class national flag medal.
A letter to hero sun Zhanyuan
Dear old monitor sun Zhanyuan
At that time, I had just arrived at the parachute. The director in charge of the interpretation pointed to a wall full of portraits and told us in a dazzled way: these are our old squad leaders. They all died in the battle of Shangganling. We cant disgrace the heroes in the future..
In the cruel war, you cant leave your picture. On the wall is an oil painting made by later generations: the injured body is supported by the left hand, a hand grenade is tightly held by the right hand, and the resolute eyes are staring at the front in the fierce fire. At the bottom of the portrait is a short introduction, most of them are numbers. I remember that you were blown off your legs in the war, and finally you pulled a grenade and died with the enemy. Full of reverence, I remember your name deeply, but the portrait is so high that I feel you are far away from me.
To everyones surprise, during the turbulence of the plane, a staff sergeant of the 5th company (the original 7th company) rolled up and rushed to the door of the cabin without hesitation. He jumped down from a kilometer altitude. The parachutists in the rear followed him and rushed down from the plane.
The drill was successfully completed, and the name of the needless to die sergeant was also circulated in the unit. It is a great challenge for skydivers to parachute normally from a kilometer altitude in the usual parachuting training. Whats more, in the face of this sudden situation, once there are operational problems in the air, the result is likely to be shattered. To complete the task forward bravely, this kind of courage, like you at that time, is admirable.
Later, I talked about it with my comrades in arms, and I realized that you have always been the Idol of their company. Every time new recruits enter the company and new cadres report for duty, the 5th company (the original 7th company) will organize a ceremony: first, the instructor will lead you to learn your heroic deeds, and then the company commander will name Sun Zhanyuan, and all the officers and soldiers of the company will answer yes! Although the ceremony was brief, the comrades described the feeling of that moment as if everyone had become you. When he left, he told me that if one sun Zhanyuan was produced in the fifth company (the original seven companies), there would be countless more.
What kind of charm should a person possess in order to continue to exist in a collective in another form after more than 60 years of sacrifice? With such doubts, I found two books describing the battle of Shangganling. After reading them in one breath, I felt that I was approaching you.
You were 27 years old and you were a platoon. You are steel tough man: on the first day of the battle of Shangganling, you attacked position 2 with assault platoon. During the period, your legs were blasted by artillery. Your comrades let you leave the position. However, you said you were a Communist Party member. You would never leave the post without completing the task, and continue to crawl back and forth with the disabled limbs until the ammunition ran out, the enemy hugged the position, and you rang the last glorious bullet You also have warm male tenderness: you often help your comrades carry guns and rice bags while they are marching. When you rest in camp, you can mend clothes and nail shoes for you. You often use your own allowance to help those who have difficulties. Usually, you will take the lead in front of them and be loved by the comrades.
As it happens, I was also a platoon leader when I was 27. At the same age and position, although I cant feel the pain of dragging the remnant limbs to continue fighting in the barrage of bullets, I can start from the small matter of respecting and loving soldiers and keep up with you. Although I cant imagine your decision to die with the enemy at the last moment of your life, I can start by calling out follow me in training. Although I am not a member of the 5th company (the former 7th company), as our political commissar said, the hero does not belong to any company. He is the spiritual treasure of our whole unit and should also be the military benchmark for each of us.
Close to you, only to find that you and I are no longer so far away. In the three years since I came to the parachute unit, I have jumped over so many umbrellas. To be honest, I still feel nervous every time I stand at the entrance of the engine room. Although every time we set foot on the fighter plane and the blue sky is full of danger and unknown, none of us retreated. The figure of our comrades in arms leaping out from the height of one kilometer is just like the heroic posture you used to roll to the enemy group with the glory bomb.
Today, if someone asks: can we fight now, can we win? I will tell them firmly that if we give orders, we can take umbrellas now. Please rest assured that since we have become your comrades in arms, we will never disgrace you!
Your comrade in arms: Wang Shuai
October 20, 2020
Chinese Chinese protect our homes and defend our country. The general secretary Xi Jinping visited the 70th anniversary thematic exhibition of the Chinese peoples Volunteers War to resist US aggression and aid Korea to go abroad in 70 days ago. In order to defend peace and resist aggression, Chinas party and government firmly decided to make a historic decision to resist the US and aid the DPRK and protect our motherland. The heroic Chinese peoples volunteers held high the banner of justice and the same Dynasty. Together with the army, the fresh people fought with their lives and blood, winning the great victory of the war of resisting US aggression and aiding Korea, and made great contributions to the cause of world peace and human progress. The victory of the war of resisting US aggression and aiding Korea is the victory of justice, peace and the people. The great spirit of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, forged by the war of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, is a precious spiritual wealth, which will inspire the Chinese people and the Chinese nation to overcome all difficulties and obstacles and overcome all powerful enemies.