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James Thomas "Tom" Howard, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1950
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

Football player #60, James Thomas Howard, Jr., a junior from Milton, West Virginia and an offensive lineman and punter for the Marshall University football team, died in a chartered jet airliner crash. 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". God bless those whose lives were lost on that evening; We honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.

James was the son of Mr. & Mrs. James Howard. He also left two sisters ages 17 and 15 and a 10 year old brother.

God bless Tommy and his loving family and friends that he left behind.

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  James Thomas Howard (1930 - 1998)
Graham Cemetery
New Haven
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
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Record added: Sep 13, 2007
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