Soldier, Deceased Person
1931 – 1952
Who was Qiu Shaoyun?
Qiu Shaoyun was born in a small village which named QiuJiagou in Guanjian town of Tongliang county, Sichuan province. He joined the People's Liberation Army in 1949 and earned recognition in the campaigns that were waged to exterminate bandits. Early 1951, Qiu signed up with the Chinese Volunteer Army taking part in the Korean War. In October 1952, Qiu died a martyr's death. In the struggle for Hill 391, Qiu and his squad mates crawled closer to the enemy position, using hay and twigs as natural camouflage. The enemy used incendary bombs, dropped by airplanes, to try and smoke out the Chinese units. Qiu got trapped in the ensuing brush fire and in order to not betray the 500 other Chinese soldiers taking part in the assault, he did not move and burned to death.
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