Friday, November 13, 2015

Son of '70 Marshall plane crash victim to speak at service

(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.