|Luong Van Thuan (L) is wounded during wartime. (Photo: VOV)
War veteran Luong Van Thuan fought in 3 resistance wars. In 1974, Thuan put off his study at the Vietnam Maritime University in Hai Phong city to join the army.
After Vietnam was unified in 1975, he continued defending the southwestern border, then joined the defence of the northern border in 1979. Thuan became a Party member while he was in the army. After the war ended, he settled in Tien Yen district, Quang Ninh province.
Thuan served as Chairman of Tien Yen town’s People’s Committee and Chairman of its War Veteran Association.
In early 2019, Thuan encouraged local people to donate land to build a cemetery for martyrs who died during their detention at Khe Tu prison in Tien Yen district. He also helped to build the model “War Veteran Association leading a civilized urban lifestyle” which was praised by many people in Tien Yen district, including Le Trong Lieu.
“People are encouraged to get rid of backward customs and follow Party guidelines and local regulations,” said Hieu.
|Mr. Thuan talks with a local war veteran. (Photo: VOV)
Thuan never forgets his fallen comrades and those who went missing in action. Each year, he joins other war veterans on trips back to the battlefields to look for missing comrades.
“It is very hard to find missing remains because the battlefields were torn up by bombs. I feel very sorry that so many families are still looking for the remains of their relatives,” said Thuan.
At the age of 66, Thuan is still very active in social work. In his free time, he talks to local children about Vietnam’s revolutionary period and how their predecessors sacrificed their lives for national independence. Thuan has set up a Solidarity Cooperative to provide meals to 26 local schools.
“Mr. Thuan always takes the lead in any movement and strictly follows Party guidelines and State policies,” said Nguyen Van Lich, Chairman of Tien Yen district’s War Veteran Association.