Son of ’70 Marshall Plane Crash Victim to Speak at Service< < Back to
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The son of one of the dozens who died when a plane carrying the Marshall football team and staff crashed will speak at the annual memorial service.
Stephen Ward was only 5 when the plane crashed on Nov. 14, 1970, killing 36-year-old Parker Ward and 74 others. The Student Government Association conducts a memorial service each year on the anniversary of the crash, which this year falls on a Saturday. Since Marshall has a home football game at 3:30 p.m., the service will start at 10 a.m. rather than the traditional time of noon.
The service will be held at the Memorial Student plaza.