The Union West Rotary Club has selected James Boyd Crump as the 2010 Grand Marshal for the upcoming sixth annual Indian Trail Christmas Parade.
The parade will take place Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. in downtown Indian Trail. Crump is a distinguished Veteran of World War II, having participated in the landing at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion.
He served as a rifleman with Company A, 13th Infantry, 8th Division. He was awarded three Purple Hearts for wounds, two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal, Europe, Asia, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars and the Ministry de Leguerre Medal.
Crump is an active member of Indian Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2423, serving as a member of the Honor Guard and speaking at local schools and civic events.