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General Yu Bindong

           Yu Pingtung 俞濱東 (1903-1990) (simplify: 俞滨东 Yu Bindong; aka; Tianbin 天宾; Yu Bindong, Yu Pingtong), Zhejiang Hwangyen 浙江黄岩 person, a Kuomintang 國民黨 military high officer. In 1903 Yu Bindong was born in the Zhejiang Taizhou Hwangyen.  Father: Yu Shurong 俞樹榮; Mother: Wang Hemei 王鶴梅, Wife: Dai Xingzhu 戴杏珠, Daugther: Yu Lihua. In 1927 Yu Bindong completed his military officers training and began his military career in Zhejiang where the 26th Division was stationed and engaged in the Civil war. In December 1929 Yu Bindong Graduated from the Nanjing Central Military Academy It was the first Red Army Military Academy and had been established in 1927. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yu Bindong was commissioned as a Colonel and was the acting the battalion Commander the assistant regimental commander advising the first war zone administration section chiefs in Xi’an where he was place in charge of 18 groups army liaison groups.

During the Chinese civil war in 1937 the capital of China was forced to move inland from Nanjing to Wuhan, then too Chengdu it was at this occupation that General Yu Bindong was afforded the opportunity to meet the renowned leader Chiang Kai-Shek on December 7th 1948, General Yu Bindong was promoted to Lieutenant General and was appointed by Chiang Kai-Shek  to the honored position as Presidential palace bodyguard, and was the acting the vice-chief aide-de-camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From that day forward worked closely with President Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-Kuo during this time period. 

Chengdu was the last city on the Chinese mainland to be held by the Kuomintang. President Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-Kuo directed the defense of the city from Chengdu Central Military  Academy until December 10th 1949;  when the city fell into communist hands.

The People’s Liberation Army took the city without any resistance after a deal was negotiated between the People's Liberation Army and the commander of the KMT Army guarding the city. On the remnants of the Nationalist Chinese government evacuated to Taiwan.

In 1961 General Yu Bindong was appointed national government Presidential Palace Third Class Major Generals, The Director of Assistant Commissioner, Official Palace bodyguard, as well as security guard, brigade commander, Commanding and controlling the entire Palace Guard.

His position also included the responsible of the internal building controls, where his duties were handling the affairs of state, managing the Presidential Palace Internal business. All printing and engraving of the Palace were under his command.

Such a position offered by Chiang Kai-Shek and bestowed upon General Yu to be in control of the Presidential Palace and the bodyguard brigade showed the admiration, trust, respect and honor that the two great men shared with and for each other.

General Yu married Dai Xingzhu  in 1930 and together they had one child a daughter named, Yu Lihua, she immigrated to United States of American in 1953 and today still resides in the Southeastern section of the United States

General Yu Bindong, during his tenor at the office of the presidency, collected all of the writing and painting from various artists. Some were created for him under instructions from Chiang Kai-Shek to honor General Yu’s lifetime of loyal service to him.  Before his death General Yu gave much of his collections to close friends and associates keeping a small portion for his private collection.

            After his death in 1990, his estate was left to his living relatives. The very last reminding articles from his collection is now  being offered at auction by his heirs, the funds generated at this sale will be used to maintain his heirs and a portion of these funds will go to a global Christian network.

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