Marshall University holds its 45th Annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Marshall Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington. The service honors the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash.
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Memorial speakers say even 45 years later, it is important to remember those who died in the 1970 Marshall plane crash.
HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's next president Jerome A. "Jerry" Gilbert attended the university's 45th annual Memorial Service to honor the 75 lives lost on Nov. 14, 1970.
The Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash involving the Marshall University football team that killed 75 people is the worst air disaster in American sports history. It's also something Pickerington resident Dennis Foley has suffered with for 47 years - because he was not on the plane, but many of his friends and teammates were.