Wednesday, December 10, 2008


"Yoon looked every bit like a man who lost everything when he spoke yesterday of his wife and babies. His eyes were moist, his voice deadened.
Watching him, I realized that worrying about the health of a retirement fund can seem so trivial. Or a less-than-spectacular Christmas season. Or the auto bailout."

Our hearts and prayers go out to University City resident Don Yoon who lost his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law when a crippled F/A-18D Hornet crashed in a fireball that destroyed his home, yesterday.

Yoon and his family had just moved into the house a few week previous from their apartment to gain a little more room due to the arrival of 15-month old Rachel. Yoon's mother-in-law had come over from Korea to help out the family. Its been a long time since we've seen a photo emote that much anguish and grief.

May God bless Don Yoon.


B-Daddy said...

Yoon is, by all accounts, a very decent man. Our hearts and prayers go out to him. He makes me proud that men like him, whose true mettle is on display in this enormous tragedy, seek to come to our country.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Last night as the night news came on I heard reporter opine, "and now he must grieve in public". I came ungluded and screamed at the screen "not if you'd leave the man alone, and not keep sticking your [explitive] cameras in his face."

I only wish that the media would show 1/1000th the class that Mr. Yoon is showing.

Foxfier said...

And a good man, too-- he doesn't give in to the urge to blame the poor mook whose plane malfunctioned; I don't know if I could be that brave.

Anonymous said...

If anyone knows of or hears of any kind of fund being set up to help Mr. Yoon, please share on this blog. It's not just about the money (though that might be some help to him right now), but the community stepping forth and expressing their love and support in this way can go a long way in the eventual healing of such an unspeakable grief.

Foxfier said...

If he were local, it'd be taking a casserol and some rolls over....

Downside of the internet: you find out about so many folks hurting that you can't even make a gesture for.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Spearcarrier -

Acording to the local KUSI TV website

If you'd like to assist Mr. Yoon in this difficult time, donations can be made via the following:

Dong Yun Yoon
Account # 200-717-333
c/o Hanmi Bank
4637 Convoy St. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92111

In the interest of full disclosure, that was the station I was so upset with in my previous comment. Their coverage yesterday was much more restrained and respectful.

Anonymous said...

Thank, Ohioan. We will follow through, and share this bit of information with others.