5371 Comments Roundup, May 21, 2007

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Wonderful, thoughtful comments.  I can hardly keep up!  If I have missed replying, please don’t take offense – I still have to make a living!  So, here are the comments:

Randolph said… You did a brave thing, we all appriciate…. 12:34

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The New Hampshire Bushman in Taiwan: 5371: United Daily News Interview

 

Tony Huang said… Mr. Klein, Do you feel your life have changed in anyway after this incident? We appreciate your effort in this matter! Regards, –Tony Huang

The New Hampshire Bushman in Taiwan: 5371: United Daily News Interview

 

YC said… Dear Mr. Klein Today I see the article from Yahoo website, and it describes that you took key & continuously(the last 14 seconds) figures when military aircraft crashed. Thank you so much. It’s very important for the ministry of the Taiwan’s defense to verify the truth. Maybe official investage detail information from black box, the photos also have great profit. I’m sorry, my English is so poor, and thanks to provide this space for me to read & try to write my opinions. 15:26

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Anonymous said… Well…what should I say? I still remenbered that morning.. I turned on the TV to check the final about the Yankees vs Rangers beccause of the Yankees pitcher Chien Ming Wang but suddenly I saw the news. A familiar name of the front pilot…oh~ my~ yes, he was my senior-high-school classmate. We were the members of the brass band; he was the best trumpet; his fravorite solo is the theme of Godfather. We used to play basketbll. He used to mock me that I have the beautiful playing position but not scoring. Gosh..so many memories… Thank you for the photos…. 16:16

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[POD] fox (25) said… ??? ??? 2?????? ????? don’t be sorry ,they are doing there duty. let us treasure and honor

The New Hampshire Bushman in Taiwan: 5371: United Daily News Interview

 

Jasmine said… I am a Taiwanese in NYC,We respect ur braveness to reveal these pictures. Truth can never be replaced. 12:31

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zp said… I appreciate what you are doing, honouring the brave pilots. Thanks alot. At the same time, I’d hope you’ll also remember the two singaporean soldiers killed on the ground in the crash. Being a conscripted singaporean soldier myself, I feel it is tragic that their bright futures were cut short so aburptly. Having to give 2 years of our life at our prime to serve the nation is something all singaporean males must do, but giving your life in the process is truely tragic. It is not that I am blaming the pilots, just that I’d hope you do not forget these servicemen too. 23:01

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Hsu said… Thanks for telling the other side of the story, I thought the military’s report was a conclusion of a series rigorous investigation, I think you are doing a good job for providing those pictures which though was never your intention to be used for the military to judge the incident was a human error. Take it easy, man. Best Regards, Hsu 13:38

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hsu said… another thought, I think this is all the military’s fault for picking the wrong place for such exercise. Poor planning! Why would they pick such a place that where the residential area is just nearby? The pilots had 10 seconds to eject from the plane before crashing to save their own lives, but they gave up because they wanted to guide the plane to an ’empty’ spot… 13:52

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Jonathan said… Dear MJ; Thanks for your photo for our brave airforce pilot. In my mind, I won’t blame them for their operation erro if the investgation report is correct. They did what they can do in the last seconds and avoid to kill more people. They made me proud to be a Taiwanese. Again, thanks for your photos and story~ 14:35

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Anonymous said… sir, the pilot is my friend’s brother,i hope he never visit your blog,its so sad!! by the way everyone can find your blog is in yahoo New(Taiwan)now 16:14

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Anonymous said… We all die someday. The difference is that some people die for a cause and most of us die as we must. The pilots are no doubt the former. Your photos help us realize that the good will at heart could really overcome the horror in face of such finality. I think you have, to some degree, also joined that good part of humainity and brought to our conscience something truly beautiful and noble in your photos. Thanks a lot! 11:50

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Stanley said… I guess nobody could ever truly know how you feel about the way the military made use of your photos, yet I personally disagree with their conclusion. You do take the full right of doing any actions about the photos, and I admire what you have done with them. On the other hand, I would believe that one of the best ways to salute the two valiants is to appreciate their sacrifice and learn a lesson from the sorrow of 5371. Thanks, MJ. 13:03

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Lawrence said… It’s a pity to see that. I feel so bad. Hope the world peace,no military tradegy again. I love Kenting 12:02

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Tony Huang said… I am very eager to read your analysis! Please do share with us. I am sure all Taiwanese would also like to learn the truth to this incident! Best Regards, –Tony Huang

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smarlie said… sir, thank you for what you done for the two heros on the 5371, people who lost their family, the society of Taiwan, and those who always believe in the good nature of human beings in the whole world. 12:49

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?? said… Everything you do means a lot to the brave pilots and their families and everyone who care about this. I think you care this island more than many others who live in it. Thank you so much for what you do. 14:10

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Anonymous said… Hi this is my first time visit your blog. I and a taiwanese student who study in singapore, I got this sad news the next day when i watch then news fom the SG tv . Many of my frends here told me that why taiwan still using the jet plane which had serve over 30 years.I can feel that they are bleming this incident which also cause two singaporeans.Although i also feel sorry for the two singaporeans But i feel the main things that i concern is the two pilots who sacrifice their lives and prevent the jet from crashing into the crowed area which may claim more lives. They will be remembered in my heart. 17:00

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Anonymous said… Thank you for your post, and so sorry about TVBS, Something we have to learn, but sometimes we can’t teach them because they have power. So i’m sorry about our mistake , best wishs,and good luck ps : SORRY ABOUT MY POOR ENGLISH 22:42

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MAPK said… Dear Mr. Klein: I am a Taiwanese researcher who is working at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I served as a second-leutanent officer amd was in charged of medical supply in Taiwan airforce logistical command in 1993. I do feel I have some sorts of attachment to these two pilots because I spent two years working with pilots and grand staff in the air force. After reviewing the news and comments in your blog, I would like to say what you had done is truly honoring the pilots who sacrificed their lives during this excercise. I was deelpy sadden when I heard this news. But with the help of your blog, we can review what was going on during the last moment before the crash, which also gave pressure to the air force command. I just want to say thank you for what you have done. Please continue sharing what you have observed in Taiwan, and let the world know this island that has been politically excluded for years still fight for her own freedom and protect for her democracy! Blessings, Jeff a “lab rat” in Toronto

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?? said… Hi, The pilot Wei, in the front seat of 5371, was the elder brother of my college roommate. I really appreciate what you have done for him. If it is necessary, I might be able to pass your kindness to my roommate. 23:09

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Anonymous said… Hi Bushman: I would like to give my respects to you. You looks like a Formosan more than those traitors. Speaking of TVBS, all we know how bloody they are. If the review was happened, they probably will ask you to fork a piece of bloody meat for them. As an foreign friend. I am wondering how you see the last news about the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial temple? As a civics, I just can not understand why they like to kiss the a*s of a dead autocrat. They asked us to fight the communism before. Now they leave us behind and go to be with the biggest communism system. Are they crazy? Sorry for my stupid English. Probably all of the Formosan can learn some thing about patriotism. 00:49

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meiling said… Hi Mike, Excellent job! As a Taiwanese, I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for the pilots and for the people in the island. Taiwan loves you! Meiling (Edison NJ) 05:47

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zp said… I appreciate what you are doing, honouring the brave pilots. Thanks alot. At the same time, I’d hope you’ll also remember the two singaporean soldiers killed on the ground in the crash. Being a conscripted singaporean soldier myself, I feel it is tragic that their bright futures were cut short so aburptly. Having to give 2 years of our life at our prime to serve the nation is something all singaporean males must do, but giving your life in the process is truely tragic. It is not that I am blaming the pilots, just that I’d hope you do not forget these servicemen too. 23:01

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Beijing2008 said… This is going to be amazing. Hold in there man, we’re waiting and counting on you! =D 11:28

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Michael Turton said… The pilots got promoted one rank each, the China Post reported that Chen announced it today. Michael 15:34

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Anonymous said… My other half flew F-5s for many years in Canada and Germany. I’ve been following your story with interest. May the sorrow you feel and the responsibility you hold be wisely measured to what a human can endure. It’s 2 am – am I making much sense. 🙂 16:01

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