“Living Luo Shengjiao” — on Huang Zhifu, a veteran of the volunteer army

In Huang Zhifu’s home, there are two stacks of newspapers. One is what he reads every day, which is neatly arranged by the TV cabinet; the other is in a gray cloth bag, which is all old newspapers related to himself cut by him. < / P > < p > talking about the past of making first-class contributions in North Korea, the 85 year old man tried to hold his shaking hands and pulled out a page of newspaper from the gray cloth bag. On the Yellow clippings, a line of type can be discerned: “living Luo Shengjiao”. On the evening of November 29, 1956, Huang Zhifu, a soldier of the direct industrial barracks of the 23rd army of the Chinese people’s Volunteer Army, rescued a drowning Korean Teenager Li Qinghuan from Linjin River, Yichuan County, Jiangyuan Road, North Korea. < / P > < p > Huang Zhifu sat on the sofa reading newspapers, his hands covering his knees shaking slightly. “This is the time to save Li Qinghuan. There’s something wrong with his nerves.” The old man raised a hand slightly to explain. < / P > < p > at the end of November, the Linjin river section in Yichuan County was still in the early stage of freezing. Due to the influence of velocity and other factors, the thickness of ice on the river surface is uneven, and the river water under the ice is surging. < / P > < p > “at that time, I heard someone shouting. I knew it was a Korean.” The old man recalled that he walked along the river and saw a “black shadow” about 200 meters away. < / P > < p > Huang Zhifu subconsciously judged that someone had fallen into the water, picked up a long wooden bridge board for training, and rushed along the bank. “I also fell down, slipped from the shore to the ice, and the bridge board was thrown off.” < / P > < p > after getting up, Huang Zhifu didn’t pick up the bridge board, so he ran straight to Li Qinghuan. Seeing that it was about to arrive, the ice suddenly broke, and most of Huang Zhifu’s body suddenly fell into the river. < / P > < p > immersed in the biting ice water, looking at the boy struggling for help not far away, Huang Zhifu had only one idea in his mind: “save him even if he dies!” As a result, Huang Zhifu began to use his body to break the ice. “I hit it with my fist first. When my hand hurts, I hit it with my shoulder and here.” Then the old man pointed to his elbow. < / P > < p > Huang Zhifu smashed a “road” and swam to Li Qinghuan’s side, hugged his waist, abdomen and thigh, and lifted up again and again. More times, Huang Zhifu’s action is more difficult, consciousness is also more fuzzy. < p > < p > in a trance, Huang Zhifu heard someone calling his name. It turned out that the soldiers of the engineering camp came with their pole hooks. “That day, it was the old company commander and his comrades who pulled us up one by one with a pole hook.” The old man said with red eyes, “it’s the collective credit to save the child, not me alone.” < / P > < p > after the spread of the “internationalist soldier” act, Huang Zhifu was received by Kim Il Sung, the supreme leader of North Korea at that time, and was cordially received by Chairman Mao and other party and state leaders for many times as a representative of the volunteer army in the 1957 National Day parade and a member of the volunteer army delegation in 1958. It was in the spring of 1956 that Huang Zhifu went north to Korea with the volunteers. On the night before departure, he wrapped a flashlight in the quilt and tied it into a luggage roll. He didn’t bring anything else. Early the next morning, he put the volunteer letter into the file and left his hometown in Qichun County, Huanggang City, Hubei Province. < p > < p > it’s just that when Huang Zhifu jumped off the troop carrier and stepped on the land of Kaesong, Korea, the smoke of war has been gone for a long time. “It’s a pity that I didn’t go to the battlefield to kill the enemy,” he said < / P > < p > after arriving in Korea, Huang Zhifu’s troops were mainly responsible for helping the Korean people carry out post-war reconstruction, and their daily tasks were to build roads and bridges. In those days, Huang Zhifu and his comrades in arms established a deep friendship with the Korean people. When he left Yichuan County, Huang Zhifu met Li Qinghuan again and for the last time. Among the people, Li Qinghuan, with a red face, nestled in her grandmother’s arms, her eyes filled with tears. < p > < p > after returning to China, Huang Zhifu applied to return to his hometown in 1979 and worked as vice chairman of the CPPCC in Qichun County for 13 years. After retirement, he continued to work for the next generation in the county, and made more than 100 patriotic education reports for more than 40 primary and secondary schools. < / P > < p > in 2014, Huang Zhifu had a stroke. Thinking that he was running out of time, he left a letter to his family. The handwriting was a bit crooked: “I know that there is a need for patients and medical teaching and research in today’s society I have already decided to donate my body behind me to fulfill the oath I made when I joined the party and make a modest contribution to the society. ”