Lu Zhengcao 106 birthday request: write on the blackboard is not quiet
diary Xia Lina Lu Zhengcao photo
2009 年 10 月 13 日 14 45PM, will be founding the People’s Republic Lu Zhengcao, died 106 years old. Coincidentally, the media across the country to such a special title, bid farewell to the venerable elders: “Finally a founding general.” In talking about his life with, and almost always mentioned in his later years, when a self-ridicule: “I’ll never to that of Japan, the tube railway, play tennis three things.”
folk are spontaneous in memory of the old man. A pleasant feeling is that when the general left, the 60th anniversary of the festival just ended soon. In alternating years of history and reality, people seem to feel again that part of the golden age of great significance. Netizen left such a thought-provoking words: “A hero’s journey, a legend’s departure.”
July this year, Lu met with the old in the ward in the newspaper “National” special issue of a special author, which inadvertently became his final interview before his death to accept.
a precious notebook
the interview was 301 hospital wards, the newspaper described the special author Xia Lina said:
“bright and spacious room, the old man is sitting in a wheelchair watching TV, and today has his favorite tennis, although his years of hair and eyebrows have been dyed white, pair witnessed the changing of the earth more than a century the eye is still sharp, deep, listening to staff, since the old Lu has done a cataract surgery, read newspapers and magazines do not have to wear glasses, which can not but wonder the old man’s vitality could be so strong. “
the absence of a doctor’s approval, Lu Xia Lina old can not speak about his experience to the legendary life, but he instructed his family to a notebook lent correspondent. It was a small purple hardcover book, cover the top right corner close to a small label: “Record of the 1949′s three.” Lu old has the habit of taking notes, the small recorded in June 1949 to October, he participated in founding the eve of the minutes of the meeting and talks with key leaders.
Xia Lina transcribe some of the content under such:
6 3, Lu old conversation with Zhou Enlai: “So the central estimate of Guangdong and Guangxi quickly down …” June 8, Zhou Enlai’s speech is a summary of the current to do three things: “First, the military: to fight the battle in Xi’an, Hunan and Jiangxi accelerated occupation, Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, occupation … … Second, the economic struggle … … Third, the CPPCC convened meetings and establish a government organization … “Mao Zedong is still some talk about the current situation analysis, did not indicate the specific date.
1949 年 10 19, the Central People’s Government Committee at its third meeting, Lu old was appointed Vice Minister of Railways. Xia Lina remember, the last pages of the notebook, except for the first meeting of the Central People’s Government of content, all the rest he is most concerned about the news of the railway construction. In the written manuscript, she said, from between the lines, it seems to touch the new China was founded 60 years ago in the process of one historical moment.
not had time the last birthday
on the blackboard and wrote “not quiet”
Last October 24, after the death of General Xiao Ke, Lu old have a “last founding general” in the title.
browse the past year newspapers and magazines, in addition to a large number of National Day on the eve of intensive historical review of published articles, Lu old name only news in three: November 29, the Beijing Municipal Party Committee Secretary Li Ximing death of the former , January 4 this year, former vice chairman of CPPCC Beijing Fan Jin’s death, February 6, the former first secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial iron Ying’s death, he had expressed condolences to the families; name listed among the many leaders, mm not eye-catching.
Lu old life is so low-key. Centenary of his birth, the home government and a number of units proposed for him to do hundredth birthday, many guests want to visit, were his 11 declined. Xinhua News Agency reporters Xu Zhuangzhi and Zhuan Xiedi manuscript mentioned in that day “side of West Third Ring Road in Beijing’s courtyard in a quiet, calm as usual General home – his hundredth birthday this day, the generals is spent in reading The. “
perhaps only a special commemorative day that he wore a bright red sweater.
published in September last year, a magazine, wrote of the old study of Lu furnishings: bookshelves not only Marx and Lenin, and “Encyclopedia of China”, the modern novel and short stories and his recently published memoirs, as well as a “Mao Zedong” locomotive model, the walls hung with Zhang Xueliang, wu and others, calligraphy scrolls, as well as a 1980s he participated in the national tennis championship at old photos.
old Lu has served as Chairman of the Chinese Tennis Association, tennis has been hit he only received 90-year-old shoot.
September this year, old son Lvtong Yu Lu network in an interview to China, Internet users are very concerned about the old man’s body. Lvtong Yu said, the outline of the old Lu looked over and over again 4 times, “my sister was afraid he was too tired, they took the book to outline the other coax down.” He also mentioned a detail: the old hearing problems because of Lu, a few Lu is a few months old and 106-year-old birthday, his family asked to write on the blackboard how had his birthday, his back to the words on the blackboard: not quiet.
together with veterans of the Flying Tigers
root well documented media, Lu old the last time at a major media event was filmed, is September 5, 2001 Marco Polo Bridge in China in the Sino-Japanese War Memorial Hall at the American Flying Tigers Japanese aid to China marks the 60th anniversary symposium. An opening ceremony at the photo shoot scene, Lu old with the Flying Tigers veterans sat together, looking hale and hearty, did not significantly Longzhong state.
Lu old military career of the narrative, the legend of the most admirable, most popular in Jizhong plain. October 14, 1937, he led the troops to set up a “People’s Self-Defense Forces” in the Jizhong plain on the anti-Japanese armed forces erected a banner of the Communist Party. Until old age, the elderly have been clearly retains the impression of the day: “It was a autumn night, the sky is clear, bright moonlight, we marching the moonlight, took the anti-Japanese march.”
later The movie was marvelous interpretation of tunnel warfare and mine warfare, that is, Lu Zhengcao war left in the Jizhong plain masterpiece, and his name is afraid the Japanese invaders. United Press International and the United Kingdom as the “Times”, the National Broadcasting Company in China correspondent of the famous American news correspondent, writer Harrison Foreman in the “Report from Red China,” a book, described the power of mine warfare :
“siege of the Japanese, a common method is to be placed in locations hundreds or thousands of mines around there a way to use the village as very successful, so that they believe themselves out of adjacent base threat … “Lu old later told Xinhua News Agency reporters Xu Zhuangzhi and Hui Yishui:” Foreman said, its importance does not lie in these primitive weapons of excellent results, but that it clearly reflects the people’s fighting spirit. “
Lvtong Yu Lu old son is revealed a little-known things: Guard captain who served as U.S. President Roosevelt Counselor Carlson, who interviewed Lu old, he learned from the Communist Party of the officers and men practice, when that spirit of hard work to make this particular move U.S. troops. Back to the U.S., Carlson had also refer to the principles of the Communist Party, formed Marines commandos.
last major mission
meet in person to the United States Zhang
old age, old Lu has completion of the last major mission, than the United States met with Zhang Xueliang.
Lu old age of 17 join the army, Zhang Guard Brigade is a group in the three camps Nine, and then transferred to the brigade adjutant at when the instrument, but also served as Zhang’s aide, was a Marshal is thinks highly of the young officers. Old age, Zhang in Taiwan and the mainland across the sea, he told relatives that the mainland has missed his two subordinates, one of which is Lu Zhengcao.
until March 1991, Zhang went to a couple visit New York, USA, before and Lu Zhengcao affinity seen. Taking into account the prevailing situation of cross-strait situation and Zhang, Lu old visit to the United States Marshal and a birthday is a private membership in the name of. He brought gifts, including a set of opera recordings, then collect and process the Biluochun tea, portrait painter Yuan Xikun rushed to Zhang He and Mr. Qi Gong handwritten hanging scroll.
period in the United States, Zhang and Lu Zhengcao had met three times, even went so far as the followers of the Young Marshal to cancel an appointment to go to church. Records related to the manuscript, said: “Even the young Marshal and younger aide, and now have access to life in his later years, back when they guide the country, their advantage and their feelings as before, still very close, we talk about happy and comfortable. “parted, and Zhang Lu Zhengcao Meet goodbye, hoping to re-embark on the northeast Marshal homeland. Unfortunately, this desire ultimately failed to achieve.
in this short but memorable meeting, one detail now been repeatedly mentioned. Lu Zhengcao well-known because of tunnel warfare, an old friend Zhang jokingly referred to as “ground rat” he “to mouse” with a smile: “I can superstitious it! Believe in God.” Lu Zhengcao replied: “I have blind faith, the letter people . “Zhang said:” get the people prosper! “Lu Zhengcao replied:” That is by the people! “
General life three things
hit Japan: Sino-Japanese War broke out, according to central directives led his troops marched Lu Zhengcao Jizhong, adapted for the Hebei People’s Self-Defense Forces, he served as commander. May 1938 to autumn 1943, the Eighth Route Army office Jizhong Jun district commander and commander of the third column, during which the former Hebei District Party Committee member, Jizhong Jun political committee, Jizhong, director of the Civil Administration, Chief Headquarters Jizhong deputy commander. Jizhong earth, writing exploits under hehe.
pipe rail: Lu Zhengcao in January 1949 to October, the Central Military Commission appointed Vice Minister of Railways, after the liberation served as Vice Minister of Railways, Minister and other staff. Lu Zhengcao most interested in Tibet railway project, as early as September 1958, started the first phase of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, 1960-laying 97 km. Qinghai-Tibet Railway twice then dismount, reboot twice, until July 2006, Completed.
tennis: Lu Zhengcao has served as the Chinese Tennis Association presidency, he said: “I can not just hang a name, the President should have been when I go!” After 90 years, doctors and family members repeatedly discouraged, he stopped the tennis, which he said humorously: “Tennis I really could not move, I can only give awards to the people.”
Description : “Lu Zhengcao General in at 14:45 on October 13th, 2009 in Beijing, died at 106 years old.”. 106 years of age the age of presentation for the family, to respect the wishes of family members, ages use 106 years old. (Source: Xinhua)
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