Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's been over 40 years, but this story still matters

Marshall's defense gang-tackles a Kent State running back in the
Thundering Herd's final home game of the 1970 season.
        The Marshall football plane crash happened such a long time ago. So, what’s all the commotion about trumpeting another version of an old story that most people know about?
       Does it really matter?
       Good questions, I thought you’d never ask.
       For some folks, November 14, 1970 seems like eons ago – nearly 41 years to be exact. But this story will never lose its significance. So it does matter, because the whole story needs to be told. And since this is about paying true homage to those who perished, why should any portion of the story be left out?
       There’s no valid reason for that.
       The media works that have been produced up to now – several documentaries; a history book on Marshall football; and the movie We Are Marshall – are all inspiring and thought-provoking. These media portrayals help readers and viewers get a better understanding of what took place at MU on the night of the crash and the weeks and months that followed.
       Most people are amazed by what they discover when they read The Marshall Story and they reflect on what they learned from the movie and the documentaries. As amazed as they are, they don’t realize that what they’ve gleaned is only the tip of the iceberg. The complete story – November Ever After -- is even more amazing than what they already know.


  1. Congratulations on your book, looking forward to reading it!

  2. Great story Craig. Thanx for the heads up on it.

  3. i have to take a break from my schedule and read this book. Salim MuMin (W. Jerome Hickman)