Please pray for this poor man who lost his wife, mother-in-law and two baby girls when an F-18 crashed into his house. I was so moved to read that even in his pain he thought of the jet pilot:
A Korean immigrant who lost his wife, two children and mother-in-law when a Marine Corps jet slammed into the family’s house said Tuesday he did not blame the pilot, who ejected and survived.
Dong Yun Yoon addresses reporters Tuesday, a day after a jet crashed into his home and killed four of his relatives.
“Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident,” a distraught Dong Yun Yoon told reporters gathered near the site of Monday’s crash of an F/A-18D jet in San Diego’s University City community.
“He is one of our treasures for the country,” Yoon said in accented English punctuated by long pauses while he tried to maintain his composure.
“I don’t blame him. I don’t have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could,” said Yoon, flanked by members of San Diego’s Korean community, relatives and members from the family’s church.
I cried when I read this:
Yoon spoke softly when he talked about his wife.
“It was God’s blessing that I met her about four years ago. She was a lovely wife and mother,” he said.
His voice fading, he added: “She loves me and babies. I just miss her so much.”