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Man who lost family when jet hit house: Pray for pilot
CNN.com ^ | 2008-12-09 | (none)

Posted on 12/09/2008 7:32:38 PM PST by dayglored

SAN DIEGO - 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.

"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.

Authorities said four people died when the jet crashed into the Yoon family's house...

Yoon named the victims as his infant daughter Rachel, who was born less than two months ago; his 15-month-old daughter Grace; his wife, Young Mi Yoon, 36; and her 60-year-old mother, Suk Im Kim, who he said had come to the United States from Korea recently to help take care of the children.

Fighting back tears, he said of his daughters: "I cannot believe that they are not here right now... I know there are many people who have experienced more terrible things," Yoon said. "But, please, tell me how to do it. I don't know what to do."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: crash; f18; pilot; prayer
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What a horrible tragedy, and a crushing loss, yet this fine man has the integrity to ask that we pray for the pilot, that he should not suffer.

I am praying for all concerned, and suggest that y'all do the same.

1 posted on 12/09/2008 7:32:39 PM PST by dayglored
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To: dayglored

God, please pour your grace upon this fine, suffering man. Amen.


2 posted on 12/09/2008 7:34:53 PM PST by utahagen
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To: dayglored

Prayer for the pilot and this young father/husband who lost so much. If only the majority of American’s understood what HE understands.


3 posted on 12/09/2008 7:35:34 PM PST by goodnesswins (CAPITALISM is FUN.........SOCIALISM SUCKS - pass it on.)
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To: dayglored

This is so sad. Prayers for him.


4 posted on 12/09/2008 7:35:54 PM PST by livius
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To: dayglored
"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.

As are you, Mr. Yoon.

5 posted on 12/09/2008 7:35:59 PM PST by thesetruths
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To: dayglored

My heart is broken for this man...he shows a lot of courage and depth of character though. He will be in my prayers for comfort and strength.


6 posted on 12/09/2008 7:37:06 PM PST by repubmom (Proud Army Mom - Psalm 91)
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To: dayglored

Prayers for this man. I hope he has a lot of family and community support. This is so horrible.


7 posted on 12/09/2008 7:37:35 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: thesetruths
> As are you, Mr. Yoon.

Well said.

8 posted on 12/09/2008 7:37:57 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

True faith.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:15 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: dayglored

God bless you, Mr. Yoon.


10 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:24 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: goodnesswins

The grace of this man in the most horrible situation a man can be put in is most inspirational.


11 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:26 PM PST by ground_fog
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To: thesetruths

Amen.


12 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:53 PM PST by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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To: dayglored

Mr. Yoon is a selfless man.

Please, Lord, help him and reward him like you did to Job after his travails.


13 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:28 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: dayglored

I don’t well up often this was one of those rare occurrences Wow I’m speechless


14 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:54 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: dayglored

God bless this dear, suffering soul.
His whole family.

Prayers for the suffering pilot, too.


15 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:09 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: dayglored

Dear God, what a horrible, tragic loss.

To be able to forgive while still in shock and grief is a true testament to this gentleman’s character. God bless him!


16 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:23 PM PST by RepublicanChick
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To: dayglored
Yoon said in accented English

Minor point, but why does it matter that he spoke in "accented" English? Would CNN ever say this about a Mexican? And I too greatly admire that Yoon has his priorities straight and a sense of perspective even in this time of horrible tragedy.

17 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:28 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: dayglored

Oh, Lord, please bring him comfort and peace.
It is a great human being among us who can think of others first in the middle of their own heart-break.

I cannot fathom.


18 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:34 PM PST by mabelkitty (What does Obama know, and when did he know it?)
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To: repubmom
> My heart is broken for this man...he shows a lot of courage and depth of character though. He will be in my prayers for comfort and strength.

When I read his comment about his daughters, I broke down and wept -- my own daughter is far away, and I have not been able to give her a hug in a long while. Tonight it is all I want to do.

This is so sad. God grant Mr. Yoon peace of mind and strength.

20 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:43 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
"I cannot believe that they are not here right now... I know there are many people who have experienced more terrible things," Yoon said. "But, please, tell me how to do it. I don't know what to do."

With the knowledge that good people across our nation are praying for you in this time of great tragedy.

In life, we all face adversity, trivial and great. How you confront this adversity is a testament to your character. You, Mr. Dong Yun Yoon, show truly exceptional character in your actions and sentiments. I am proud to call you a fellow American.

Your strength, character, and our Holy Lord will see you through this most difficult of times.

God Bless you, Sir. May He Welcome your loved ones with Open Arms.

21 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:36 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: dayglored

Absolutely. Mr. Yoon is a modern day Job. Everyone pls pray for the Almighty to console him of his loss.

and also pls pray for the pilot as well. If Mr. Yoon can forgive him, then it shows how much character this person has after that kind of loss.


22 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:46 PM PST by max americana
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To: al baby

Ditto that. Wow.

God bless Mr. Yoon.


23 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:52 PM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: dayglored

There goes more of a Christian than I am.
He is an example, and I will pray for him.


24 posted on 12/09/2008 7:42:11 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: dayglored
Good Lord. Bless the man.

A lot of Americans could learn from him.

I wish I could be so strong and forgiving.

25 posted on 12/09/2008 7:42:38 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Abortion has become little more than the New Left's execution of political prisoners.)
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To: FReepaholic
Too late now. He could have used that grace before the plane hit.

You are scum

26 posted on 12/09/2008 7:43:59 PM PST by Minipax
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To: dayglored

Words me. The pain he must be in.


27 posted on 12/09/2008 7:44:19 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
>> Yoon said in accented English

> Minor point, but why does it matter that he spoke in "accented" English?

I took that only as an indication that although English was not his first language, he chose to use English because after all, that's what Americans speak.

This man is an American, and obviously a proud one. As another, I honor his choice.

28 posted on 12/09/2008 7:44:43 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

What an awesome father, to keep his priorities straight and not lash out in the midst of his grief. I can’t imagine losing my family like that. May his joy be unbounded when he is reunited with them in Heaven. Given the names of his daughters, it is apparent that He has developed strong faith and is now being given the chance to exercise it.


29 posted on 12/09/2008 7:44:47 PM PST by Liberty1970 (Democrats are not in control. God is. And Thank God for that!)
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To: dayglored

What a wonderful man its rare to see such humility and forgiveness these days.


30 posted on 12/09/2008 7:44:59 PM PST by zarodinu
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To: dayglored
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of they womb, Jesus. O clement. O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
31 posted on 12/09/2008 7:45:17 PM PST by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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To: FReepaholic
"Too late now. He could have used that grace before the plane hit."

Here, folks, is a textbook example of the sort of comment that would have benefited greatly from just a little bit of thinking before hitting that "Post" button...

32 posted on 12/09/2008 7:45:28 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: dayglored

Bless him, Lord God, and cause Your face to shine upon him. May he be richly rewarded for his example of forgiveness and compassion. Thank You for sharing him with us. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


33 posted on 12/09/2008 7:46:26 PM PST by Faith
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To: dayglored

Is there anything we can do for Mr. Yoon?

And dare we ask the pilot why he would bail out over an inhabited area?


34 posted on 12/09/2008 7:47:18 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: Minipax; FReepaholic
Please don't fight here. This is more or less a prayer thread, and while Minipax's comment was (IMO) unthoughtful, there's no need for personal attacks either.

You're welcome to fight in FReepmail, of course.

35 posted on 12/09/2008 7:48:14 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Wow. . . I am simply floored.

This Korean immigrant knows more about America than many Americans.

My Faith has just grown stronger and my prayers are with him and his family.


36 posted on 12/09/2008 7:48:43 PM PST by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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To: dayglored

Has anyone heard of a fund to help this man out?

No wife, no children or mother in law and no house?

Just before Christmas. Is there some way we can help?


37 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:24 PM PST by dianed
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To: dayglored

That poor poor man. How very gracious of him to be so kind while he is in such horrible pain. How very sad.


38 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:42 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: Minipax; FReepaholic
Sorry guys, got it backwards:

> while Minipax's FReepaholic'scomment was (IMO) unthoughtful,...

39 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:50 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Minipax

You know that some people only have Pascal’s view of religion; they see it as a tool of profit. Sadly, such people fail the great test that was given to them through the tragedy that befell others.

Life’s disasters and blessings give us our tests. Will our faith hold up? In Mr. Yoon’s case, his ability to remain good and poised are the ultimate characteristics of a good and sincere faith. Sadly, I cannot say that about some of our freepers.


40 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:55 PM PST by Loud Mime (Ann Coulter: Jaw wired shut / Liberals: Brain wired shut)
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To: dayglored
....and then there's the New York Times:

A Fighter Jet’s Fate Poses a Quandary for Obama

Two of President-elect Barack Obama’s stated goals — cutting wasteful spending and saving or creating millions of jobs — are on a collision course in a looming decision over whether to keep building the F-22 fighter jet.

Surely, the timing of this piece today by the slime at the NYT is no coincidence...
41 posted on 12/09/2008 7:50:04 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: dayglored

Dear Lord,

Embrace this child of yours and hold him tight during these horrible, unthinkable times.


42 posted on 12/09/2008 7:50:13 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Because a native speaker of English who speaks with poor grammar is marked as illiterate or dumb, yet we all make allowances when we listen to someone who’s speaking English as a second language.

The phrase “accented English” is there to allow the reader to do the same.


43 posted on 12/09/2008 7:50:51 PM PST by Maximum Leader (run from a knife, close on a gun)
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To: dayglored

I am always humbled by such grace as Mr. Yoon has shown. His 15-month-old daughter, Grace, must have been named after Mr. Yoon. Prayers for them all.


44 posted on 12/09/2008 7:51:02 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: dayglored

A fine man. I’ll be praying for him.


45 posted on 12/09/2008 7:52:04 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: dianed
> Has anyone heard of a fund to help this man out? No wife, no children or mother in law and no house? Just before Christmas. Is there some way we can help?

I have no idea, it's only just happened, but that's an excellent suggestion. I hope the news publishes something soon about local agencies. The Korean immigrant community is pretty tightly-knit for support, and may publish a way for others to contribute. Bless you for that thought!

46 posted on 12/09/2008 7:52:17 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Prayers for Mr. Yoon, what a heartbreak.
Prayers for the pilot as well.


47 posted on 12/09/2008 7:52:45 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: dayglored

Tears in my eyes reading his story. What a true and wonderful American he is or will be if he becomes a citizen. And what a stark contrast to the America-hating moonbats who have elected Obama. God bless Mr. Dong.


48 posted on 12/09/2008 7:53:43 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dayglored

We stand with this suffering man. God watch over him and his dear loved ones.


49 posted on 12/09/2008 7:53:44 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: dayglored

I am deeply greeved reading of this loss. Lord Father please be with this man.


50 posted on 12/09/2008 7:54:42 PM PST by CheezyChesster (If nothing else, The general public is getting lessons on Constitutional Law)
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