I too just watched the movie "We are Marshall" and I am truly devastated and overwhelmed to find out this was a true story. I was about 5 at the time but it is a mystery as to why I never heard of this tragedy as I am a avid football fan of old and new. I am as grief stricken as if I was right there amongst you all and my condolences go out to anyone who lost someone in this crash and especially to Ruffin, Oliver, Red, and others who lived with the guilt of not being there. Thanks for the movie, for without it I would not have known.
- Ginger, Cleveland, Ohio
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
I barely remember hearing about the crash when I was in high school. Sports were not my thing. However, I watched 'We Are Marshall' last night and started reading more on the internet. I just want the families and friends to Marshall University to know that my thoughts and prayers will always be with you. God Bless you all! -BLH
The newspaper has done a tremendous public service in compiling so much history of the people and events surrounding that time. I was 23 when the tragedy happened and I recall how amazing was the rebirth of Marshall with such great teams and players dominating the nation in the 90s. Coach Lengyel will always be a hero in my eyes, as will Reggie Oliver, Nate and Red Dawson. Any real fan of football cannot watch the film without crying. Richard Kaffenberger University of Arizona, Class of 72