In remembrance of Mr. David Crozier. Over the next month family and friends will be holding a series of events to lay him to rest and honor his life and accomplishments. The following is a schedule of events for Mr. David Crozier's funeral arrangements and various memorial services.
Wednesday, January 25: David Crozier’s Gathering of Remembrance will begin at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast 4631 Hondo Pass Drive.
Thursday, January 26: Final viewing at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Committal Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Ave. El Paso TX 79906 with Full Military Honors. A reception for friends and family of Mr. David Crozier will be held at American Legion Post 58 at 4724 Vulcan Ave. El Paso TX 79904following his funeral service. Legion members have donated food for the reception.
Friday, January 27: An additional reception will be held at American Legion Post 36 located at 3730 Shell St. El Paso TX 79925. Legion members will hold a brunch in honor of Dave starting at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 16: The NCOLCoE will hold a Memorial service for Dave in the East Auditorium here on campus at 2:30 p.m.
Wife - Teresa Bustamante-Crozier
Mother - Barbara A Crozier
Daughters - Heather Crozier Osbourn and Alejandria Cruz Crozier
Granddaughters - Dylann and Gracie
Grandson - Ricky
Brothers - Rick, Jeffery, Keith, Glenn and Kevin
Sister - Laurie
David served in the United States Air Force from May of 1976 through his retirement in May of 1996. Achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant, David served as a Public Affairs specialist at the beginning of his career and later served as a manager in the Air Force Club system. David’s awards include the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.
After his retirement from active duty, Dave began a new career at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), now the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, that span 18+ years. He began in 2003 as an Editor/Writer for the NCO Journal monthly publication and would later ascend to the position of Director, Command Communications which was his current duty position at the time of his passing. David’s active duty and Department of the Army Civilian careers spanned more than 38 years of combined service to our Nation.
Dave’s family has requested that attendants to his funeral service wear red, white, and blue, rather than black, to honor his services to the United States. Dave first join the legion when he was in Maryland and when he came to El Paso he got involved at Post 58. He became commander in 2006 and served for 6 years. At the District levels he was Zone Commander for 4 years, Vice Commander 2 years and 16th District Commander 4 years. Presently served as 4th Division Commander. At the Department level he served on the Training Committee. Dave was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion where he served as Commander 1 year and also a member of the 40&8. He was Chef de Gare (Commander) 1 year. Dave was selected the Voiture of the year last year for the local, state and National 40&8.