By Chul YangJanuary 30, 2013
The Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital/121st Combat Support Hospital held a memorialization service for Colonel Brian Allgood on 17 January, 2013 at the BAACH Chapel.
Colonel Allgood commanded the 121st CSH and 18th Medical Command from July 2004 to June 2006. While serving as the Command Surgeon for the Multi-National Forces -- Iraq, he, along with 11 others, were killed when his helicopter was shot down January 20, 2007 in Iraq.
Allgood graduated from the United States Military Academy and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Brooke Army Medical center and subsequently became board certified in orthopedic surgery.
During his command in Korea, Allgood masterfully guided the transformation of medical units containing more than 2,500 personnel, orchestrated the closure of two medical and two dental treatment facilities, redeployed one air ambulance company to CONUS, transferred a second air ambulance company to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and guided the renovation of the U.S. Army military treatment facility located at USAG-Yongsan.
Allgood was responsible for improving the quality of care for DoD beneficiaries in Korea, strengthening the ROK-U. S. Alliance through the addition of six Korean Affiliated Hospitals to Korea's TRICARE® healthcare network. He made a marked and lasting impact on the provision of healthcare in the Korean Theater of Operations.
BAACH/121STCSH Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Rhodes, a ranger, who served with Allgood said "Allgood was a Soldier, a surgeon, a leader who cared for the welfare of all Soldiers."