On October 25, 1950, the Chinese party, government and people sent their fine sons and daughters to the Korean front despite their worst situation in the early years of state-building.
True to the intention of Chairman Mao Zedong that they would fight to the end against the common enemy of the peoples of the two countries, the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV), in close coordination with the Korean People’s Army, performed heroic feats in several operations and battles, including the battle on Lake Jangjin and the large-scale offensive in the Hyon-ri area.
The defensive battle on Sanggam Pass in October 1952 intensively showed the heroic self-sacrificing spirit of the Chinese volunteers.
The US aggressors made desperate efforts by committing troops of four divisions, over 100 airplanes and many cannons and tanks, but the CPV soldiers defended their trenches to the last even in the showers of bullets.
Huang Jiguang blocked an enemy’s pillbox with his chest to make a breakthrough for the advance of his unit, though he was seriously wounded in his arms and shoulders.
Hero Yang Gensi threw himself into a group of enemies with a blasting powder when he ran short of bullets and hand grenades and the communications with the headquarters were cut off.
Hero Li Jiafa of Mt Kyoam and Hero Xu Jiapeng blocked the enemy’s gun muzzles with their body to open up the way for their units to charge.
During the period of two years and nine months, the CPV produced many collective meritorious sub-units, including Hero Battalion, Hero Company and Hero Platoon, and Heroes and Model Combatants.
On display in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, which is located on the banks of the Pothong River in the capital city of Pyongyang, are the historic relics showing the heroic exploits of the CPV.