1970 Marshall Plane Crash: We Remember

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

Thursday, December 28, 2006

'Marshall is part of our family'

I was born in Arkansas and am naturally a Razorbacks football fan although living in Texas for the last 40 years. My mom's family is from Wheeling, W. VA. When you get right down to it, all football fans are bonded. We are all one big family. Marshall is part of our family. We all felt pain over the loss of the Marshall football team, coaches, and others on that fateful night. It is encouraging to see Marshall's football success recently. I also have a soft spot in my heart for Marshall. Here's hoping that someday soon the Thundering Herd will win Division 1-A's BCS national championship.

- DNewsom


Anonymous said...

Yes - I have a memory. I am originally from Fayetteville, WV and Dr. Proctor's wife Courtney was a sister of a resident of Fayetteville. After the crash, their children came to live with their aunt and went to school with me. We were all very aware of their loss and being a small town, took extra care to make them as welcome and comfortable as possible.

Mr Junior Allen said...

I am from England, I visit West Virginia now and then to stay with a buddy of mine that works at Marshall Uni and you guys should be very proud of what you have and I was very moved by what you have built to remember the guys that were lost in that plane crash. I hope to visit again one day and I tell all my freinds what a great place Marshall Uni is, good luck to you all.