Re: The Killings in San Diego

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I haven’t gotten so much mail in an age. I appreciate the comments coming from so many angles.

The father’s forgiveness is what transfixed me. To come home to a pile of ashes that were your family and your home, and to forgive the person who did this – that is the miracle.

Mr. Yoon is a better man than I am. The Marine probably thinks he was just “doing his job,” I’m sure. But as his life progresses, I have a hunch he’ll wish ever more strongly that he’d stayed with the plane, steered it into the empty canyon, and gone up in flames.

That’s just a hunch. But one thing I am sure of: Mr. Yoon is praying for him. That’s the miracle.

8:51 pm on December 10, 2008