The crash took the lives of 75 members of the Marshall football program as they returned from a matchup in Greenville, North Carolina, according to the original report. The lives lost in the crash included 37 players, eight coaches, five crew members and 15 members of Marshall’s football booster organization.
Today, we stand with @marshallu on the 50th anniversary of a devastating tragedy that will always bind us together.We remember the 75 @HerdFB teammates, coaches, boosters and flight crew lost Nov. 14, 1970, in a plane crash returning from #ECU.Today, #WeAreMarshall 💚 pic.twitter.com/KcBl62lB6p— ECU (@EastCarolina) November 14, 2020
ECU-affiliated communities and organizations have shown their support for Marshall University on social media throughout the day, including ECU Athletics and Interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson.
50 years ago today, we lost 75 beloved members of our college football family, forever intertwining our 2 schools.Today and always, our hearts are with @HerdZone @HerdFB 💚🖤#WeAreMarshall pic.twitter.com/VWlKSCDz3U— ECU Athletics (@ECUAthletics) November 14, 2020
ECU’s heart is with Marshall today. We are all Marshall this day. https://t.co/fD2CH1T3fZ— Ron Mitchelson (@ECUChancellor) November 14, 2020
“ECU’s heart is with Marshall today,” Mitchelson tweeted. “We are all Marshall this day.”