Plane Crash Memorial – Acknowledements

November 14, 1970 … Remembered

I wish to thank the following people who made this memorial to the 1970 Marshall University Football Team possible:

  • Cassie Adkins, Marshall Graduate student, for typing all the sports stories of the 1970 football team’s final season from the microfilm of the Huntington Herald-Advertiser.
  • Maribeth Anderson, News Director of WSAZ-TV, whose news film archive at Marshall University provided film of the Rev. Robert Scott’s heartfelt prayer.
  • Sharon Byrd, wife of student equipment manager, David W. Byrd, for supplying information about her husband.
  • Peggy (Vaught) Bush, for providing a photograph of her sister, Patricia Vaught.
  • Sally Cottrell, sister of player Stuart Cottrell, for supplying information about Barry Nash.
  • Matthew Christian, Director of CIT, Marshall University, for providing the streaming video.
  • Ed Dawson, Executive Editor of the Herald Dispatch, for permission to use articles and photographs from the Huntington Herald-Advertiser, the Herald Dispatch, and Huntington Advertiser.
  • Andy Earles, Media Technician, Marshall University, for digitizing film and still media for the project.
  • Stacy Goode, Administrative Secretary, Mathematics Department, for providing the Java Script code on the exhibit’s main page that presents the players’ photos.
  • Brent Hamlin, for information on Robert Hamlin and Lloyd Hamlin, and a photo of Robert Hamlin.
  • Suellyn A. Lathrop, East Carolina University Archivist, for permission to use the 1970 East Carolina vs. Marshall football program.
  • James K. Lee, for information concerning the location of Danny Deese’s high school.
  • Tom Palmer, for providing a photograph and information on Gerald “Jerry” Seiber.
  • Bill Riggan, for providing corrections to the information on James Robert “Bob” Patterson.
  • Scott Smith, for providing a photograph and information on his father, Flight Officer Jerry Smith.
  • Cora Teel, Archivist at Marshall University, for providing and scanning photographs from the Special Collections Archives.
  • Bill Wallace, for information about the Barry Nash football award at Point Pleasant High School.
  • Ron Whitt, for the correct nickname of James “Jemo” Adams, his fraternity brother.
  • David R. Withers, for supplying personal information and a photograph.

Lisle Brown, former Curator.

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