China honors amputee demining soldier

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-22 21:37:32|Editor: zh
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BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Du Fuguo, a soldier who lost his eyes and arms in an explosion during a mine clearance operation, was honored by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Wednesday.

Du, who was a demining soldier of the People's Liberation Army, was awarded the title "role model of our times" at a ceremony in Beijing.

The 28-year-old soldier was seriously injured in the landmine explosion trying to protect his fellow soldier during the operation in southwest China's Yunnan Province in October last year.

Du's family members and fellow soldiers, as well as representatives from all walks of life, attended the award ceremony.