What courage, hope, and mercy!

I’m absolutely in awe of this man’s attitude and words:

Immigrant doesn’t blame pilot for deadly crash
‘I don’t have any hard feelings,’ he says after wife, 2 kids and relative killed

SAN DIEGO – A Korean immigrant whose wife, two young daughters and mother-in-law perished when a military jet crashed into his house says he doesn’t blame the pilot who safely ejected.

The Marine Corps fighter plane was returning from an offshore training mission Monday when it clipped a tree and slammed into homes about two miles from its base. Two homes were incinerated, and three others were damaged. Three generations of a Korean family died in one home.

The family’s pastor, the Rev. Kevin Lee of the Korean United Methodist Church in San Diego, identified three of them as Young Mi Yoon, 36; her 2-month-old daughter, Rachel; and her mother, Suk Im Kim, 60, who was visiting from South Korea to help care for her daughter’s newborn.

The body of 15-month-old Grace Yoon, Rachel’s sister, was found in the home Tuesday, Fire Department spokesman Maurice Luque said. No one else remained missing.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office has not officially released the names of the victims.

No hard feelings
Young Mi Yoon’s husband defended the pilot Tuesday.

“I don’t have any hard feelings,” Dong Yun Yoon, 37, told reporters near the rubble where his home once stood. “I know he did everything he could.”

“Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident,” Dong Yun Yoon said. “I know he is one of our treasured for the country.”

Dong Yun Yoon, who left Korea in 1989 and became a U.S. citizen, wondered aloud how he would persevere after losing his family.

“Please tell me how to do it,” he said, surrounded by his pastor, sister, brother and church members. “I don’t know what to do.”

(Full article here.)

(Story on the crash is here.)

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