Chapter 476: Her Opinion
Lu Xingzhi was silent. After all, he did everything he could for Sergeant Ge.
They went back home after the dinner at the canteen. Lu Xingzhi closed the windows right after he entered the house. Since heating was centralized here at the platoon, he was worried that Jiang Yao would get chilly.
The night was still young. Lu Xingzhi sat in his study listening to the radio broadcast while reading a book. Jiang Yao sat beside him and fixed her gaze onto him.
She broke into a smile only when he looked up and met her gaze.
“Come here.” Lu Xingzhi was in a jovial mood. He knew that Jiang Yao was looking at him all this time and he felt really good about it.
She got closer and was pulled into his embrace. She sat on his lap.
Jiang Yao was very candid about it. There was no one else around them, they could do whatever they wanted. She nuzzled on his chest a little bit before saying, “I have an idea, do you want to hear it? It’s about the soldiers in your platoon.”
Lu Xingzhi was a little surprised. “Sure.”
He did not expect her to talk about his work.
“The soldiers in your platoon, I suppose only a few of them actually graduated from military schools?” Jiang Yao said. “There aren’t many specialized military academies in our country. Plus, there’s a group of people who, including Weiqi and Xuyao, choose not to enlist in the military after graduation.”
“That’s right.” Lu Xingzhi nodded. Most of the soldiers in the military were not highly educated. Most of them, just as Sergeant Ge was, enlisted in the military once of age and were transferred to various platoons stationed all over the country.
“Only the few of you learned emergency first aid in school, and since most other soldiers were not of a privileged background and did not go to university, I don’t think they know how to do first aid. So, I suggest the platoon teach and train the soldiers a set of first aid skills, apart from daily training. It’s a really important skill to have, perhaps it can be used to save their lives.”
Jiang Yao came up with the idea after the memorial service. It was the least she could do for the soldiers.
“Some first aid is going to help the doctors tremendously down the line by prolonging the soldiers’ live.” Jiang Yao looked at Lu Xingzhi. His eyes twitched, signifying that he was listening intently. “We can teach them how to recognize some herbs and plants commonly found, taking advantage of the environment to save themselves.”
Jiang Yao knew that the soldiers would often conduct missions or trainings in the wild. Having knowledge of some medicinal herbs and plants was advantageous as it allowed them to identify which plant could be used to stop bleeding, which plant could be used to reduce swelling and etc.
“Once I return to Nanjiang City, I plan to start a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. I will prepare a manufacturing line just for the military.” Jiang Yao looked at Lu Xingzhi after she stopped talking.