296 patch-seeking struggle

Source: People’s Network – People’s Daily

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Military Museum has collected a faded military coat, which is a national level revolutionary cultural relic. The coat has been washed white, and the sleeves are also stiff because of a layer of patch. Expand coat, green, red, blue, gray … The big and small patch has 296 pieces, and the original sheepskin can not see. 296 blocks, silent, a generation of moving poems, a generation of people, hard work, selfless dedication.

After a vicissitudes of the military coat, the traces of the printing time, also reflected a magnificent history. In 1954, the Xinjiang Military Region Production and Construction Corps was established to open the prelude to the history of new China. A batch of military soldiers came to Xinjiang from all over the motherland, and crafted cultivated cultivation in Gobi wilderness in the “land on the ground, no birds and winds, wind blowing stone”. In addition to extremely harsh natural conditions, the soldiers have to overcome unusually difficult production and living conditions. At the beginning of the emergence, the farmer is insufficient, and the old weapon is used; lacking farms, shoulder iron plow, hand-smashing “chopping man”; there is no oil and firewood, use brine to dume with salt water To eat … In order to save funds for production and construction, the military soldiers never take the initiative to receive new military uniforms, but the military uniforms that have been rotten and seam, and make up. One patch, concentrated is a history of fighting the battle, it is the blue rumor of the road.

“Gobi is open to the new world, Tianshan often hurts the big waves.” It is with a firm ideal belief, a generation of soldiers people, and become a strong border defense and developing Xinjiang. It is because of the spirit of hard struggle, sacrifice dedication, and several generations of soldiers have created a miracle of the development of a scrambled, and 1 mu of cultivated land every 3 acres of cultivated land is a corps, 19.9% ​​of the food production of Xinjiang, 30 oil production 30 %, 44.5% of the beet production from the corps; the country’s largest cotton production base in the Corps, the Camberm yield for many years, many years … Once the shaped thorns, in exchange for today’s yellow sand, rice fuzzy, fruit trees , Silver cotton like a mountain. It is a magnificent picture of a generation of generations in the Shi Haiko Shop. In the continuous struggle of several generations, it is a beautiful life in the north and south of Tianshan.

A army coat witnessed the inheritance of the spirit. “Huang cotton jacket, my treasure, spring, summer, autumn and winter, winter wear it to block cold, summer with it to the ground is wet.” In the face of tourists who came to visit, 80 years old Hu Yiscai recalled a section of the warrior. talk. As a soldier who participated in the production and construction of Xinjiang, Hu Youcai retired and took a metrophic staff. A piece of red cultural relics cross time and space, a real story is fascinating, so that visitors have more real feelings about the history. By talking about the relay of a generation, the red seed is rooted in more and more people.

“I haven’t lived in many places, the number of this city is so beautiful, it is so beautiful. It is not the Haihai Tower, not the Penglai Wonderland, and the grass is a wood, it is from the bloody.” Poet Ai Qing The human miracle created by the people of Police Corps. Turn the Gobi into a good field, turn the desert into oasis, this miracle, rich in material wealth, and valuable spiritual wealth. Entry into the new journey, from the military coat of the 296 patch, this film is fixed to the new and newer miracles.

“People’s Daily” (January 13, 2022)