China News Service, Hangzhou, October 2nd (Guo Qiyu Zhangli) During the National Day holiday, Liu Kai, a retired cadre from Zaozhuang, Shandong, plans to bring his family members to Nanjing, Jiangsu to pay tribute to his grandfather Liu Jinshan, a martyr.

Recently, with the help of Zhejiang Public Security's "Reunion Studio", Liu Kai finally found his grandfather, who had been separated from his family for 77 years, but his grandfather had already been sacrificed in the anti-Japanese battlefield.

  In August 1945, the Battle of Dongba, known as the "last battle against Japan in southern Jiangsu", was fought in Youzishan, Gaochun District, Nanjing City. Two New Fourth Army soldiers died.

Due to the fierce fighting, the troops entrusted local villagers to bury the martyrs.

Ke Weili asked local villagers in Nanjing about the tombs.

Photo courtesy of Zhejiang Public Security

  At that time, the villagers put the remains of the martyrs into the first-class coffins, and buried them with the highest etiquette of 8 people carrying the coffins.

Ma Shenxun, an old man who participated in the incident, recalled: "One martyr was in his thirties, and there was a bamboo board in the coffin with the words 'Liu Jinshan from Shandong' written on it, and the other martyr was Chen Desheng from Sichuan."

  In the following decades, Kong Xiangyang, a village doctor in Shuangyou Village, Gaochun District, Nanjing City, guarded the tombs of the two martyrs for three generations.

"The real names and places of origin of the martyrs are not clear. After the tombs were moved to the Martyrs Cemetery, the Tombs of the Unknown Soldiers were also marked. For so many years, everyone hoped to correct their names and find their relatives, so that they would no longer sleep alone in a foreign land." Kong Xiangyang said.

  In June this year, the Gaochun District Veterans Affairs Bureau sent an official letter to the Zhejiang Public Security Bureau, requesting the "Reunion Studio" to provide technical support to help find the names, places of origin and descendants of the two martyrs.

The head of the studio is Ke Weili, deputy director of the Criminal Technology Office of the Luqiao Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province.

Ke Weili learned about the situation from the Liu clan.

Photo courtesy of Zhejiang Public Security

  Due to the poor preservation conditions of the remains of the martyrs and the partial absence of DNA sites, in order to determine whether they can help, the Zhejiang police organized experts to argue that it was acceptable.

  "We sent the remains samples to the Taizhou Municipal Public Security Bureau Judicial Appraisal Center for inspection and identification, and successfully detected DNA data according to the predetermined plan. After comparing the public security DNA database, it was determined that the martyr's place of origin was the Liu family in Zaozhuang, Shandong, and the villagers of Shuangyou Village. The clues provided are 'Liu Jinshan, a native of Shandong'." Ke Weili told reporters.

  On September 7, Ke Weili went to Zhaizi Village, Yongan Town, Shizhong District, Zaozhuang City to investigate, checked the genealogy and collected blood samples from two Liu clan members. The final test results showed that the remains of the martyr belonged to the same family as the Liu clan.

  However, in the process of finding relatives for the martyrs, in addition to technical difficulties, there are also "interference items", that is, the three brothers of the Liu family all have someone named Liu Jinshan.

In this regard, Ke Weili's in-depth investigation learned that Liu Yuxi's second son, Liu Jinshan, migrated from Shandong to Nanjing to make a living.

  A local villager, Liu Jijun, told Ke Weili: "Liu Jinshan, the second son of the second grandfather Liu Yuxi, joined the Chinese Communist Party to fight devils, and then lost contact. If Liu Jinshan is still alive, he should be between 110 and 120 years old." This is in line with the information provided by the villagers of Shuangyou Village. match.

  Recently, Zhejiang police identified the unknown martyr "Liu Jinshan from Shandong" in Gaochun District, Nanjing City as Liu Jinshan, the son of Liu Yuxi's family in Zhaizi Village, Yong'an Township, Central District, Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province.

This conclusion has been fed back to the Department of Veterans Affairs for initial approval.

  "The whole process of finding relatives for a martyr is no less than the detection of a difficult case. The science and technology involved are like two sides of a coin, making the 'impossible' in the past now a 'possible'. It can be said that Use technology to make up for historical regrets." Ke Weili said.

  The continuous efforts of many people in the three provinces have finally given the martyr a real name after 77 years of sacrifice, and also gave distant relatives a sustenance of mourning.