1970 Marshall Plane Crash: We Remember

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

Sunday, November 02, 2008

"I get chills and can't help but tear up."

I grew up listening to this story. It seems like just about everyone in my family attended Marshall (including myself). My uncle (by marriage), his brother was one of the team members that died in the crash. My uncle came to Marshall the following year and played for the Young Thundering Herd. Everytime I watch the movie, read an article about the crash, watch a documentary about the events of Nov. 14, 1970...I get chills and can't help but tear up. This tragedy will be in our hearts forever, but like they say, "out of the ashes we rose." We are...Marshall...forever!


Anonymous said...

I have the same reaction - complete disbelief mixed with a deepening sense of tragedy.

Heidi Dietrich said...

I'm so sorry that your uncle went through that loss. My heart goes out to the families. I have been watching "We Are Marshall" and it touches me deeply. My mother died last year and as a result, I understand more the effect a loss like this can have. I just wish I could make things better for people who have felt the pang of loss. With my mother, it's not the same. I had a chance to say goodbye but Marshall was different. I am so sorry for your Uncle and the pain he must have felt. And I'm sorry that you had this situation exist in your family. It leaves it's mark. I am so sorry and will be praying for your family.

Heidi A. Dietrich

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