By Greg Moran / SignOnSanDiego / Dec. 12, 2011
Three years after a Marine fighter jet fell out of the skies over University City and crashed into a home, the anguish of losing three generations of his family was still raw for Sanghyun Lee.
Testifying on the first day of a trial in which a federal judge will determine how much compensation the U.S. government should pay for a Dec. 8, 2008, crash of an F/A-18D Hornet, Lee described the aftermath of the catastrophe on him.
“I lost everything,” he said, his words translated by a Korean-language interpreter in the courtroom of Judge Jeffrey Miller. “The U.S. Navy took all my dreams away.”
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