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HUNTINGTON -- Thirty years later, Damon Slone cries easily and without shame when he recalls the Marshall University plane crash that killed most members of the Thundering Herd football team.

HUNTINGTON -- Remember 1970? In one way, the Marshall University plane crash didn't happen that long ago. But maybe it just seems so, because devastating tragedies burn themselves into our memories and anniversary observances keep them ever before us.

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On Nov. 14, 1970, a plane carrying 75 people including Marshall's football team, coaches, staff, community members and flight crew crashed near the Huntington Tri-State Airport on a return trip following the Thundering Herd's game against East Carolina. All on board were killed.