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Gary George
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1950
Death: Nov. 14, 1970

Gary George, a journalism major at Marshall University, worked as a student assistant statistician for Gene Morehouse, the university's Sports Information Officer. He also worked as an announcer on WMUL-FM, Marshall's student radio station. He appeared to always be in a hurry, walking with a forward leaning gait, which appeared that "he couldn't wait to get where is was going. "What his fellow students liked about him most was "his friendliness and warmth." He was on the plane in the place of Joe Wortham, who could not go because of a national education test he had to take to graduate. He left his wife, Kay Alford George.

On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". This site is a memorial to the lives that were lost on that evening; to honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation. 
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Beckley
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 29, 2006
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Gary George
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