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Friday, December 13, 2013

Bit of HIstory : Salute To The Purple Aces

I was yet a young girl when this happened in history but was told by an older friend how terrible this was. Oh my the whole team gone in a flash. Members of the team
Kevin Kingston, John Ed Washington and Marion Anthony “Tony” Winburn
Stephen Miller, Bryan Taylor
Keith Moon
Warren Alston, Ray Comandella, Mike Duff, Kraig Heckendorn, Michael Joyner, Barney Lewis, Greg Smith and Mark Siegel
Coach and Administrators:
Head Coach - Robert “Bobby” Watson
UE Athletic Business Manager - Bob Hudson
UE Comptroller - Charles Shike
Sports Information Director - Gregory Knipping
Radio announcer - Marvin “Marv” Bates
Two weeks after the crash, the only member of the basketball team who was not on the DC-3 was killed after being hit by a drunk driver, leaving all of the members of the 1977 Purple Aces Basketball team dead

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