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Tru Crawford


Washington, DC--

Marine Barracks officially dedicated Colonel Truman W. Crawford Hall on Monday September 14, 2009.  With a ceremony honoring the 3rd Director of “The Commandant’s Own", Truman W. Crawford. The newly renovated training facility is named after the legendary Marine who served as its Director for 25 years with over 40 years of service to the armed forces.

In 1968 Colonel Truman W. Crawford, formerly of the US Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps, became musical arranger and instructor for “The Commandant's Own”. During his 30 year Marine Corps career, he created a national musical image while sustaining the art form known as ‘drum corps’ within the armed forces.

General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, was the guest speaker for this historic event.

United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps

The USAF Drum & Bugle Corps

Reunion Banquet Program

Honoring Truman Crawford

United States Marine Corps

Full Honor Funeral

Was held on

Thursday, March 27, 2003

In Remembrance


Tribute Page 1

Tribute Page 2

Tribute Page 3


Farewell Tru
Semper Fi

Drum Corps gathering to pay homage to a legend
Col. Truman W. Crawford, USMC

Reunion Banquet - Hershey, Pa. March 22, 2003

If It's To Be... It's Up To Me TWC Patch

Patch commemorates Col. Truman W. Crawford's Reunion Banquet.
Exclusive design by Nevin Wise, USAFD&B Alumni.
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