Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders
May 2, 2013
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.
Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson saluted the Army medical personnel for their "outstanding service" during an April 26 formation in front of the hospital. The hospital treated 21 U.S. service members following the hard landing of a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53, April 16.
"You all did a fantastic job of quickly transitioning from your day-to-day operations to providing emergency care," said Johnson. Johnson singled out Capt. Brian Cashin, Sgt. Bobby Hunt, Sgt. Crystal Maguire and Spc. Brandon Kim for their efforts during the emergency. "We are Army Strong because we have people like you," said Johnson.
He also thanked the hospital staff for the "world class" health care they provide on a daily basis. "The Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital is an important part of this community and this alliance," said Johnson, "because it demonstrates our daily commitment to our military's most precious resource … the men and women who choose to serve our nation."