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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

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Michael R. Prestera was born in 1909. He was a graduate of the Marshall College Lab School and had a certificate of pharmacy from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as degrees in chemistry and personnel management from the University of Alabama. He was a successful businessman (the president of Whitten Transfer Company and the Prestera Trucking Company), served as chairman of the KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission, and was also a former president of the Big Green athletic boosters group. At the time of his death he was a delegate-elect to the West Virginia Legislature. He left a wife, Nancy; a daughter, Mary Anne; and three sons, Gene, Michael, and Robert.

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