Mike Gallagher

How many of us could demonstrate such courage?

Already, members of Congress are demanding a public investigation.  I would imagine that the Code Pink activists, the type of people who use bullhorns to try and run military recruiters out of town, want the pilot to be brought up on murder charges.

I’m sure that the military haters are already formulating arguments to close down bases and installations within a hundred miles of cities and neighborhoods.  Before the smoke clears, there’ll be cries for people being court-martialed and fired.

But for Don Yoon, for some unknown reason God decided it was time to take his family.  This was a horrible accident and no one is to blame, he said.

Moreover, the pilot isn’t only blameless, but he’s one of the good guys who did everything he could to avoid the disaster.

I know he’s one of our treasures for the country.

In an era where people get paydays for dumping McDonald’s coffee on their laps, this is simply an extraordinary thing to say.

It turns out that Don Yoon is a naturalized American citizen, an immigrant from South Korea.  He represents the best and brightest our country has to offer.  This is a man that all of us can be proud to call a fellow American.

I know he’s one of our treasures for the country.

You, too, are a national treasure, Mr. Yoon.

Thank you.

Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.