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Virginia Tech to Pay Tribute to Marshall Plane Crash Victims

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- No. 13 Virginia Tech will wear helmets
stickers at its game at Marshall to pay tribute to the victims of a
1970 plane crash involving the Thundering Herd football team.

Among the 75 victims of the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash were
former Virginia Tech players Frank Loria and Rick Tolley.

Tolley was Marshall's second-year head coach. Loria was a
Marshall assistant coach who played in the same defensive backfield

The stickers will have the initials of Loria and tolley, as well
as a "75" for the number of crash victims.

Virginia Tech says in a news release that Beamer also plans to
visit a Huntington, W.Va., cemetery before Saturday's game to place
an inscribed stone at the Marshall University Memorial.


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