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Hundreds Remember Brothers Killed in Plane Crash



    Hundreds gathered at Dragon Stadium to remember Paul and Mason Ledet, who died with their father and uncle in a plane crash in Van Zandt County on Saturday. (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012)

    Two brothers who died in a weekend plane crash were remembered Wednesday during a candlelight vigil at a high school football stadium.

    Hundreds gathered at Dragon Stadium in Southlake in memory of Paul and Mason Ledet.

    The brothers, their father, Leonard Ledet, and their uncle, Greg Ledet, died Saturday while they were traveling in a small plane to Mississippi for a Texas A&M football game.

    "I've been close to Paul ever since I was a little kid, and I've known his family for a very long time, so this personally means a lot to me," Devaney Devoe told NBC 5. "But I also know Paul and Mason have touched everyone in those seats, so I'm very excited right now."

    "I know that even though everyone is in a lot of pain and hurt right now," she said. "I know Paul, especially, would make fun of me for crying right now, so I know all he wants to do is see me smiling, and that's what I'm going to keep doing."

    Thousands of students at Leonard and Greg Ledet's alma mater, Texas A&M, remembered the family at a vigil in College Station on Tuesday.

    Mason Ledet's classmates at Carroll Middle School posted a picture remembering him.

    A memorial for Paul and Mason Ledet will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the White Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake.

    NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.