I'm 62 years old and was graduated from Marshall in 1971.
I had 5 fraternity brothers in the crash and I remember that night there was news it wasn't the Marshall team or the Marshall team's plane was lost and turned back, but in the end they were all gone.
It was horrible to go to class and see the seats those guys sat in went unoccupied for the semester
We buried our friends and family and went on to graduate and work but I never forgot those guys.
I had to walk out of "We Are Marshall" several times. I was crying and I had an old Marshall University sweat shirt on and people began to ask me questions.
I just told them those guys were heroes, they're my heroes.
They'll forever be young and the Southern Airways Jet is getting ready to land and we'll all see other on Sunday in Huntington.
God bless you guys.