This stunning portrait of Colonel Truman W. Crawford, by John Boyd Martin, was presented at the dedication of the then newly-renovated Truman Crawford Hall (formerly Sousa Band Hall) on 14 September 2009, to an audience of more than 400 Marines and guests. General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, officiated the dedication ceremony, and Mrs. Lucille (Lu) Crawford performed the ribbon-cutting honors.
Guests were clearly moved at the lifelike quality of the portrait of Colonel Crawford, and several were heard to remark, "It's like he's here with us" and, "It looks just like him!" At the artist's viewing of the almost-finished product at the Barracks several months before it was unveiled, Mr. Boyd had brought his paintbrushes along in case there was a change to be made -- however, all who saw the portrait at that time (including Lu) were thrilled with it and the paintbrushes remained packed in their bag.
Read more about the dedication ceremony here (Marine Barracks news article, 14 Sep 2009