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Richard Adam "Rick" Lech
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1949
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Huntington
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

Football player #20, Richard Adam Lech, a junior from Columbus, Ohio and a defensive back and for the Marshall University football team, died in a plane 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.

Richard was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Lech. He also left a younger brother, Ron.

God bless you and the loving family and friends you left behind.

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Created by: Always Remembered~Susan ...
Record added: Sep 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21541014
Richard Adam Rick Lech
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