|Died||April 27, 2017 (aged 103)|
|Place of birth||Lianshui, Jiangsu, China|
|Place of death||Suzhou, Jiangsu, China|
|Service/branch||People's Liberation Army|
|Years of service||1939 – 81|
Chen Tingru (Chinese: 陳廷儒; pinyin: Chén Tíngrú) was a Chinese veteran. In the 2015 China Victory Day Parade, he was well known for sitting in the first row of the veteran formation as the most senior veteran.
Chen was born in Lianshui, Jiangsu. He graduated from a normal school and became the principal of a primary school. However, his students scattered since the county was captured by the Japanese Army; he had to quit. Affected by the local guerrillas, Chen determined to join them in 1939. Based in the northern part of Jiangsu province, he began to peddle propaganda against the invaders. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1942.
Later, Chen was promoted to be a middle-ranking officer who was in charge of administrative and political work. He retired in 1981. He was invited as the surviving soldier to parade on Victory Day, in 2015.
Chen died on April 27, 2017 in Suzhou, Jiangsu.
References[edit | edit source]
- "老兵方阵第一车第一排第一座 是102岁江苏老英雄陈廷儒". Yangtse Evening Post. http://www.yangtse.com/jiangsu/2015-09-03/633381.html.
- "Chinese veterans share wartime memories". CCTV. Sep 5, 2015. http://english.cntv.cn/2015/09/05/VIDE1441419602872905.shtml.
- "抗战老兵陈廷儒逝世". Suzhou Daily. April 28, 2017. http://epaper.subaonet.com/szrb/html/2017-04/28/content_525474.htm.
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