Semaj Crawford - Navy

Semaj Crawford

Semaj was born in Meadville, PA 1959 and grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. While attending IU majoring in psychology and performing arts, Semaj decided to enlist in the Navy.  He did his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Station and then went on to San Diego.

Because of his mechanical abilities, he became a boiler technician and rose to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. “The Navy changed my life and my world view.  I loved being at sea. I was exposed to so many different people from so many different places and cultures.”

After leaving the service, Semaj dedicated his gifts to holistic healing and is also a life coach.  When asked about why he wanted to be part of “Dancing With the Heroes”, Semaj replied,” I love my country, I love the Honor Flight, and I love dancing”.