The founding general of the former Kunming Military Region Chief of Staff Sun Ganqing died of illness on the morning of January 5, 2019, at the age of 100.
After the death of General Sun Ganqing, there are currently 14 founding generals who are currently alive. They basically participated in the revolution during the Red Army, and the average age was already at the age of 100.
On the afternoon of September 27, 1955, the President of the People's Republic of China awarded a ceremony at the Huairentang in Zhongnanhai, Beijing. This is the award ceremony. Xinhua News Agency
From 1955 to 1965, China granted or promoted 10 marshals of the People's Republic of China, 10 generals of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, 57 generals of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, 177 Lieutenant General of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and 1360 Major General of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. These people are generally referred to as “the founding generals.”
At present, among the “founding generals” group, marshals, generals, generals, and lieutenants have all passed away. The 14 old generals who are alive are all founding majors.
From 2010 to 2017, the number of fallen generals of the founding countries is more than double digits each year, 29 in 2010, 25 in 2011, 14 in 2012, 10 in 2013, and 2014. 14 people, 20 in 2015, 10 in 2016, 12 in 2017, and 6 in 2018.
In the past 2018, the founding star has fallen to six members. Among them, 101-year-old former Navy Senior College President Liu Zhonghua died on January 16, 2018. At the age of 106, the former deputy political commissar of the Guangzhou Military Region Logistics Department, General Gao Xiangui died on March 19, 2018. The 100-year-old Navy’s former political commissar General Li Yaowen was in April 2018. On the 10th, the 98-year-old former deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army and director of the General Office of the Central Military Commission, Hu Wei, died on June 20, 2018. The 97-year-old former political commissar of the Beijing Military Region Liu Zhenhua died on July 11, 2018. The 97-year-old former General Political Department Yang Side, Minister of Communications, passed away on September 7, 2018.
A reporter interviewed and found that among the 14 founding majors, there were 6 in 1955, 3 in 1961, and 5 in 1964.
Among them, the six generals who were awarded in 1955 were: Zou Yan (1915), former deputy political commissar of the Shenyang Military Region, Zhan Danan (1915), former deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, Xiong Zhaoren (1912), former deputy chief of staff of the Fuzhou Military Region, and the former Wuhan Military Region Air Force. Deputy commander Fang Wei (1917), former political commissar of the Beijing Military Region, Yang Yongsong (1918), former director of the Nanjing Military Region Engineering Corps Li Guang (1914).
The major generals who were awarded in 1961 were: Yang Silu, Zhang Xiong, and Jiang Zhong.
The major generals awarded in 1964 were: Wang Fuzhi, Chen Shaokun, Wen Bang, Zhang Zhongru, and Tu Tongjin.
Among the 14 founding generals, the youngest is Wang Fuzhi, the deputy commander of the former Urumqi Military Region, born in 1923.
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