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Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

With the MU2088 times, from Taipei to Wuhan flights landed, Zhang Mingfang returned to his hometown after a 67 year hiatus with her daughter to visit, never met Pro uncle - 92 year old war veteran Zhang Jianxi. Flowers, banners, hug, relatives of the warm welcome, February dispels chilliness. See so many relatives at once, "head some hair paste" Zhang Mingfang, using American jokes to ridicule 25 year old daughter Georgia (Qiao Zhiya), see if she can remember all the relatives of the title.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Zhang Jianxi, early to open the door, sitting in the middle of the room, the vicissitudes of the story, all engraved in the old forehead deep wrinkles, as if never finishes without ripples.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

"Uncle, I see you!" a door, Zhang Frances plumped down on his knees. "Get up, get up, I'll show you to Grandpa and grandma first."." The old man's voice trembled and tears welled up in his eyes.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

The daughter of Zhang Mingfang of Georgia was born in the United States, the first time she returned to the mainland, see this, could not help tears trickling down cheeks.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Zhang Mingfang said that after the death of his father Zhang Yuanbei, photos of relatives on the mainland could not be found. He told his daughter to copy the pictures of his father's return to the mainland in 80s, and to bring back to the United states.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Cramped bedroom, photos of the elders of Zhang family, the end of the correct hanging on the wall. Sun worship has come across the sea, the firstborn Wafa, space-time can not be separated, but the family blood is thicker than water.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

The old man took the national award of the victory of the Anti Japanese War to commemorate the 70th anniversary chapter carefully taken out from the drawer and put her hands Zhang, "you look carefully, this is the highest praise for those years." He turned around and took the photo, and brother Yuan Chang north to photos, look in front of the nephew, her lips and said "like, really like......"

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

In 2015, Zhang Jianxi was invited to participate in the Sa Beining's "speak it", memories of that eventful years.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

More cowardly nostalgia of the past, on the way back to Enshi worship, Zhang Mingfang looked out of the window, lost in thought. One inch of mountains and rivers, one inch of blood, one hundred thousand young men's one hundred thousand army. That's a broken in the flames of war, Zhang, a two brothers, has toubicongrong. His brother Yuan Chang north, Whampoa  12 graduation, at Enshi air station as stationmaster. Enshi Airlines station in the Sino US hybrid flight brigade, is well-known "Flying Tigers" one of the stationing. When Zhang Jianxi was 14 years old, he was admitted to the military academy. As a result of the need for resistance, the original 3 year term was shortened to 1 years. At the age of 15, he was in charge of radio intelligence work in the sixth station.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Zhang Mingfang read his father's letter again and again. The brother of the Zhang brothers admonish: "your brothers participate in the war of resistance, sacrifice which I do not pity.". But the sword West young, fear you, spoil everything, finish the task delaying fighter, to persuade them to give up the radio intelligence work, entered the Sichuan University economics department.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

At the site of En Shi Airport, Zhang Mingfang stood close to his uncle. In 1941, Zhang Jianxi gave up his studies, joined the expeditionary force, worked in communications and was in charge of the United States. He acted as interpreter for the Chinese liaison officer in India and burma. A battle, Zhang Jianxi with Quixote fighting view. All bodies, a wounded Japanese soldiers suddenly prepare the gun to shoot them. His eye, pulled out a pistol, the first to be killed. He found a crystal stamp from the Japanese soldier, engraved with "Tanaka", two words, and a photo of his family.

En Shi Airport site. When he saw the pictures, Zhang Jianxi remembered his brother and remembered his parents. He said: "war not only brings disaster to the Chinese people, but also hurts the Japanese people.". In 1943, Zhang Jianxi traveled to Pakistan, Karachi, to study the flight and pass the preliminary and intermediate flight training test. In 1944, Kunming set up the first Chinese paratroopers, codenamed "Hongxiang army", he successfully added, and participated in the battle to seize the Guangxi Pingnan Danzhu airport.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Zhang Mingfang helped his uncle and went to visit the Enshi Memorial hall. "Stand up (stand up), Hold on (wait), Stand by door (stand by the door), Go (jump)", Zhang Jianxi still can clearly repeat the 4 passwords of parachuting in english.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

En Shi Airport during the war of resistance against japan. After the war, Zhang Jianxi refused to fight in 1948 he slipped from the team, it was put into prison. In May 16, 1949, liberation of Wuhan, Zhang Jianxi was released. He traveled to Chongqing to find his brother. My brother said, It is all up with parents have been in Enshi, he decided to settle down, with the troops to retreat to Taiwan. He said, "here you are, you can't go, let alone liberate wherever you go.". After that unpleasant talk, the brothers met again for nearly 40 years.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

In the final exhibition hall of the Enshi Anti Japanese Memorial Hall, photos of Enshi veterans were included, including Zhang Jianxi himself. The old man said, "brother is a hero in the war of resistance, and his picture should hang up.". The staff of the Anti Japanese Memorial Hall promised the old man to have pictures of Zhang Yuanbei and make sure they were hung on the wall.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

The old war memorial in Enshi, writes about the brother. In 1986, Yuan Chang had relatives in Canada to the north, contact Zhang Jianxi. Zhang Yuanbei flew from Taiwan to Hongkong, from Hongkong to Guangzhou, and then to Wuhan. The two brothers went to Enshi home, parents grave with a handful of earth, burst into tears, very sonorous. Four years later, Yuan Chang died in Taipei, and the two descendants broke up again.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

Zhang Jianxi returns to his brother Zhang Yuanbei's ancestral home in Enshi. In 2016, a married to Taipei Wuhan Ms. Feng's help, is a Chinese American Zhang Mingfang, finally contacted in Wuhan's Pro uncle, and decided to take his daughter to visit worship.

Looking for decades, nine days of war veterans finally reunited with their loved ones

The vicissitudes of the story are engraved in the deep wrinkles. The old man said, his life's greatest wish is to go to Taiwan to the brother of the grave.