In Memory of Cheonan

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                                   My heart goes out to the families of those 46 sailors on the ROKS
Cheonan who were murdered by the North Koreans. Despite denials by the North Koreans, and
the political left in South Korea, there is no question as to who attacked and sank the Cheonan.
The conclusion in a report that showed the Cheonan was sunk by a torpedo launched by a
North Korean midget man submarine has been corroborated by investigators from the Republic
of Korea, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and Sweden. The physical evidence
of an actual torpedo is equally conclusive. To say differently would be insulting the memory of those
who died on the Cheonan. Those who died and those who survived in my view best exemplify
the spirit and will of the South Korean people in the armed forces who are doing all they can to
protect, preserve and defend  the Republic of Korea. It is these truly wonderful people I salute
and pray for every night. Their sacrifices and duty have helped the Republic of Korea remain
free and sovereign. It breaks my heart and makes me cry when I see a father of one of the sailors
killed on the Cheonan read a letter to his son’s portrait and weep at his grave. It tears at my
heart to see a woman crying at the grave of her fallen husband who lost his life defending his
country. We here in the United States remember the sacrifice and heroism of those 46 who died
on the Cheonan and all those South Koreans who died defending American troops and also
fighting the good fight. They gave the last full measure of devotion and shall always be remembered
here in America for defending us as we helped defend the Republic of Korea.