28 January 2007

Soldiers' Angels Mourns Col. Brian D. Allgood

From Terri of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:

We have a fallen Hero from Soldiers' Angels, Col. Brian D. Allgood.

Col. Allgood and 11 other soldiers died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 20, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed.

Col. Allgood, 46, of Oklahoma, who was assigned to the 30th Medical Brigade, Europe Regional Medical Command, Heidelberg, Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Jane and 11 yr old son, Wyatt who live in Germany, and his parents, retired Col. Gerald Allgood and Cleo.


“It was evident to me from the moment I met him that he was an incredibly capable and remarkably dedicated military officer and medical professional,” Col. Jonathan Fruendt, who served under Allgood in Iraq, said in remarks he made on behalf of [Gen. George] Casey.

Under difficult circumstances in Iraq, Allgood “provided rock-solid leadership with an aura of calm orderliness in an environment that was anything but calm or orderly,” Fruendt said.

After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1982, he went to medical school, became an orthopedic surgeon and served in a number of challenging assignments, including as commander of the Army hospital at his alma mater.

For the last six months he served as the top U.S. medical officer in Iraq as command surgeon for Multi-National Force-Iraq in Baghdad.

Source: Stars & Stripes

The Patriot Guard Riders are standing by to ride for Col. Brian D. Allgood.

Remember our Heroes.

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