Woman reunited with Chinese rescuer 71 years on

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2016-07-27 21:12:36

Mary Previte (left) kisses Wang Chenghan as the two finally see each other for the first time in 71 years, in Guiyang, China on July 27, 2016. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Mary Previte, 84, has taken long trip across the world, from New Jersey to Guiyang, to thank her rescuer Wang Chenghan, with a hug.

Seventy-one years ago, Wang, together with a group of US soldiers, rescued Previte along with more than 1,500 interns from 30 countries, imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp in Weifang, Shandong province.

Wang, 91, is the only man still alive among the seven rescuers from the August, 1945 rescue operation dubbed "Duck Mission".

Today, Previte brought Wang more than just a hug. She also presented 18 thank-you letters, written by New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, and other then internees.

Previte and Wang embrace each other as the two finally see each other again after 71 years. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Previte brings Wang 18 thank-you letters written by New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, and other then internees. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Previte and Wang embrace each other as the two finally see each other after 71 years. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Wang looks at a picture of some of the internees he helped rescue 71 years ago. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Wang looks at a picture of an internee he helped rescue 71 years ago. [Photo by Li Jiaxu/chinadaily.com.cn]

Previte and Wang sit for a talk. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

Previte and Wang look at thank-you letters written to him by New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, and other then internees. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

Previte and Wang sit for a group picture. [Photo by Yang Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

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