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Danny Marion Deese
Birth: Jan. 8, 1944
Charleston Heights
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

Danny Deese was a 1962 graduate from Chicora High School, Charleston Heights, South Carolina. He began his career with Southern Airways in 1964. At the time of the flight he was the Charter Coordinator for the flight. During the flight he supervised and expedited ground operations, arranged for refueling, and completed various forms. He communicated directly with the captain during the landing concerning the aircraft's weight and balance.

On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of him and 74 other 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.

Rest peacefully, for all eternity.

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Danny Marion Deese
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Danny Marion Deese
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