Update: Michelle Malkin posts an address where you can send Mr. Yoon an encouraging note, as well as pictures of the beautiful family lost.
The story of San Diego’s Dong Yun Yoon really moved me to write. Why? Because of the amazing character he showed in his response to the horrific tragedy — the crash of a Marine fighter jet, caused by engine failure, into his home that killed his wife, 2 young daughters, and mother-in-law:
Yoon, 37, pressed a handkerchief to his face and seemed to stagger upon viewing what little remained: a charred garage wall, piles of blackened beams, the family’s Toyota Corolla — miraculously undamaged — parked on the street, and flowers placed nearby in memory of his family.
“I believe my wife and two babies and mother-in-law are in heaven with God,” Yoon said at a news conference afterward. “Nobody expected such a horrible thing to happen, especially right here, our house.”
Yoon said he bore no ill will toward the Marine Corps pilot who ejected safely before the jet plunged into the neighborhood two miles west of the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. “I pray for him not to suffer for this action,” Yoon said. “I know he’s one of our treasures for our country.” [emphasis added]
America needs more men like Dong Yun Yoon. No words of mine could begin to express comprehension of what he is going through. Instead I pray that He finds peace from the God “who comforts us in all our affliction.” Indeed, Mr. Yoon is deserving of thoughts and prayers from each of us.