David William Byrd

david William byrd David W. Byrd was a Student Equipment Manager for the team. Byrd was from South Charleston, West Virginia, and was an mechanical engineering student, who continued as an equipment manager for the 1971 team. He graduated in December 1971. He and equipment manager John Hagen rode down in the team’s equipment truck on Friday, the day before the East Carolina game, so everything would be ready the next day. They heard the news of the crash on the radio while driving back to Huntington.

He was not on the airplane.


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