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1970 Marshall Plane Crash: We Remember

What are your memories of Nov. 14, 1970? Share them here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Your new page(s) and related links to the 1970 and 1971 Marshall football story are very well done and much appreciated. I have most of those early articles, but the paper's subsequent follow-up stories are priceless. Congratulations on a great effort!

In many ways, the media is a great part of the story. Mike Brown, Lowell Cade, Ernie, Harry, Bud and others all were there, working, trying to tell the story with heavy or buoyant hearts. I can hear and see each, the years no fog to there friendly demeanor and respectful questions and comments.

Again, thank you...especially for the praise for and remembrances of Nate Ruffin. "We Are Marshall" will be the greatest tribute to his desire that the story of The Herd and Young Herd be told over and over again, as inspiration, as a testament, and as a path to mutual respect and love.

Jack Yager
Sports Information Director
Marshall University
1971-72

1 comment:

Susan Harrah said...

I am wondering if this is the Jack that I met while being an extra in the filming of the movie in Atlanta. I am a graduate of Marshall (87), and we had a chance to talk of the crash, and
Huntington while we were not working. I have a picture of us--would like to send it to you. Thank you for sharing your experiences with me.

Susan Harrah
High Point, NC