Colonel George Crall, USMC (ret.) was born in San Francisco, on July 9, 1923. He attended
Antioch College before entering the Army in World War II, where he served in the 314th Engineers, 89th Infantry Division.
In 1945 he entered West Point and was graduated in the Class of 1949. After graduation from West Point, he was commissioned
in the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty from 1950 to 1953. He retired from the United States Marine Corps
Reserve as a Colonel. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the United States Naval
War College. He was Vice President of Design and Construction for ITT-Sheraton Hotels. George Crall was President of C F Braun
Constructors, a worldwide engineering and construction firm. He has managed the construction of major industrial projects
in Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran. Mr. Crall is Senior Vice President of Crall Constructors Inc. He lives with his
wife, Muriel, in Newport Beach, California. George Crall is the co-author of Black Gold Gray.
According to the
book description of Black Gold Gray, it is a “gripping saga based on the actual lives of 8
outstanding West Point 1949 classmates who survived WWII, the Gripping saga based on the composite actual lives of 8 outstanding
West Point 1949 classmates who survived WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam, and then went on a secret mission in 2004. The
action moves from Saudi Arabia to Iraq, through Germany and into Paris, down to Morocco, and into the Sahara. This expose
reveals conspiracies in Washington, London, and the Middle East and the reasons for American military involvement in Iraq.”