From the Irawaddy News: https://www.irrawaddy.com/from-the-archive/forgotten-general-burmas-army-2.html/amp
General Smith Dun was appointed the first General and Commander-in-Chief of the newly independent Burma in 1948. He was a decorated soldier having been awarded both the ‘Sword of Honour’ and the ‘Military Cross’ medals. He was an ethnic Karen and a committed Christian.
He was replaced by General Ne Win in 1949 after Karen insurgents began their war for independence. Gen Ne Win eventually staged a military coup in 1962 and led the country to ruin during years of one-party authoritarian rule until 1988.
Following is a link to the book written by Smith Dun – Memoirs of the Four-Foot Colonel. The book talks a lot about Christianity. Chapter 15 talks about his own Christian experience.