Memorial and Tree Dedication to Honor Victims of Fighter Jet Crash

Pia Sud and Matty Wuest (L)

From Pia Mantovani-Sud: I would like to express my gratitude for all of you who came to the Memorial and Tree Dedication on December 8, 2018, to honor the victims of the military crash of 2008. Many of you found the event to be meaningful and helpful. A special thank you to Ruth DeSantis for getting the permit and planting, as well as for the funding, through UCCF, of the four jacaranda trees.

Thank you UCCA, UCCF, SD Park & Recreation Department, SD Fire, SD Police and all the elected officials and their representatives who came to remember with us, as well as the Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation. 

From Barry Bernstein, UCCA President, December 8, 2018: Over a hundred University City area residents, along with many elected officials, first responders, San Diego Park and Recreation, U.S. Marines, and leaders of UCPG, UCCA, and ImproveUC/UCCF, were on hand to respectfully acknowledge the 10th Anniversary of the fatal crash in University City. At 11:58 AM, a moment of silence was observed after which four trees, donated by ImproveUC/UCCF, were officially dedicated in honor of the four members of the Yoon family who lost their lives in that fatal crash 10 years ago.

Pia Mantovani-Sud, a resident living across the street from the crash site, led the remembrance program. University City Community Association (UCCA) was proud to co-sponsor this event in conjunction with Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation (CASA).

[Screengrabs from Fox5: Memorial and Tree Dedication in University City; refer to link below.]*

A crash eyewitness reports from Bill Dusting and Ron Belanger and links to media coverage:

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