November 14, 1970 ... Remembered
Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash
GARY WILSON GEORGE, STUDENT ASSISTANT STATISTICIAN
Gary George, a journalism major at Marshall University, worked as a student assistant statistician for Gene Morehouse, the university's Sports Information Officer. He also worked as an announcer on WMUL-FM, Marshall's student radio station. He appeared to always be in a hurry, walking with a forward leaning gait, which appeared that "he couldn't wait to get where is was going. "What his fellow students liked about him most was "his friendliness and warmth." He was on the plane in the place of Joe Wortham, who could not go because of a national education test he had to take to graduate. He left his wife, Kay Alford George.
Gary Wilson George died in the plane crash.