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Marshall Remembers 44th Anniversary of Plane Crash With Ceremony

Clark Davis
West Virginia Public Broadcasting


Members of the Huntington and Marshall community gathered yesterday to remember those lost in the 1970 plane crash that claimed the Marshall Football team.

Tom Shoebridge was the keynote speaker as the community gathered around the fountain as they do each year to remember the players and community members that died aboard the DC-9 flight as it returned from a road game at East Carolina University. Shoebridge is the younger brother of Teddy Shoebridge, the quarterback of the Thundering Herd team that perished in the horrific accident.

Teddy Shoebridge was an all around athlete that was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers to play professional baseball before coming to Marshall. Every year the campus and Huntington community gather here to witness the fountain being turned off until spring.

  Laying of wreath and turning off of the fountain at the Marshall Memorial Fountain Ceremony. A video posted by West Virginia Public News (@wvpublicnews) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:09am PST

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