File photo of Corporal Cheng Junhui
BEIJING, June 7 (ChinaMil) – Corporal Cheng Junhui with the Unit 3 under the Demining Command of the PLA Yunnan Military Command (MC) died in the third large scale demining operation along the China-Vietnam boarder on June 4, 2016.
Cheng was recognized as martyr and was awarded second-class merit citation by the Yunnan MC.
Officers and soldiers with Unit 3 were conducting missions in a minefield with a slope of over 60 degrees on the afternoon of June 4. While, Cheng Junhui took the initiative to search the most dangerous section.
When Cheng was removing the fuse of a mine, the mountain suddenly collapsed and he rolled down to a valley 30 meters deep. Cheng was rescued and rushed to hospital immediately.
File photo shows Corporal Cheng Junhui (left) is ready for a demining operation.
Unfortunately, Cheng died of his injuries at 22:00 at the age of 22.
Cheng Junhui is from Chongqing of China. He joined the PLA 14th Group Army in December 2012 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in August 2014. He started to act as deputy squad leader in the end of 2014.
Cheng became a demining soldier of the PLA Yunnan MC after the deployment of demining tasks in Yunnan section of the China-Vietnam boarder in June, 2015.
The third large scale demining mission along the China-Vietnam border officially started in November 2015. Cheng Junhui and over 400 Chinese soldiers have risked their lives performing demining tasks in Chinese territory. Cheng was always fighting in the most dangerous places during those missions.
Up to now, the Chinese officers and soldiers have cleared a mined area of 14 square kilometers and demined nearly 30,000 of all types of explosives.