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