[April 24, 2014] When the Captain of a ferry failed in his leadership responsibilities, nearly 300 died – the death toll standing at 156 and another 150 are missing and presumed dead. The majority of the deaths are from a single high school near Seoul. Three-quarters of this high school student body are dead or missing.
It is hard to imagine the magnitude of grief that this community has to endure. Our greatest respect and condolences go out to those families who lost loved ones. It will also be interesting to see how the leadership of South Korea gets out in front of this disaster and how they handle the issue. More to come on this tragic event.
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NOTE: South Korea is one of the strongest allies of the United States and is a firm supporter. They have consistently sided with America and our history is inextricably intertwined since the Korean War. Yet, I have heard nothing from our political leadership even recognizing the incident.