Friday, December 12, 2008

"Lesson of San Diego's Jet Crash"

Good op-ed by my friend, Adrian Hong.

Lesson of San Diego's jet crash
Dong Yun Yoon, his family killed in the crash of a Marine jet, reminded everyone of the better angels of our nature.

Dong Yun Yoon lost everything in a manner no one could have predicted or prepared for. Reports indicate a mechanical failure led an F/A-18D Hornet fighter to plow into his San Diego home on Monday, instantly taking the lives of his wife, two young daughters and mother-in-law.

Video taken by bystanders to the accident showed the house destroyed in an inferno of swirling flames and dark smoke. A newly sworn-in San Diego city councilwoman who is a former TV reporter breathlessly divulged the family's name in an on-site report, before authorities had notified Yoon... (full op-ed)

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