Military OKs Aid to Family of Jet-Crash Victims


Military officials approved emergency funding Wednesday for the family of four victims killed when a jet crashed into their University City home.

Young Mi Yoon, 36; her daughters Grace, 15 months, and Rachel, 2 months, and her mother, Suk Im Kim, 60, were killed Monday when a F/A-18 Hornet crashed into their home and exploded in a fireball.

A Marine Corps Air Station Miramar representative told NBC Wednesday that the Secretary of Navy signed off on emergency funding for the family.

A special service for the victims began at 7:30 p.m. at the Korean United Methodist Church at 3520 Mount Acadia Boulevard in Clairemont. The public is invited.


Dong Yun Yoon emigrated from South Korea in 1989, learning English and becoming a U.S. citizen, church leaders said. He helped run his brother-in-law's stores -- a coffee shop in a San Diego beach neighborhood and a variety store near the Mexican border, according to Michael Rose, a neighbor.

Neighbors and church leaders said Young Mi Yoon was a religious woman who sought to balance family and career. She was preparing to become a registered nurse, her job in Korea. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at Glenn Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita from 5 - 7 p.m., and also on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.. Reverend Daniel Shin says  the public is invited.

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