Yongsan hospital honors namesake commander
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — The Soldiers and staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital remembered Col. Brian D. Allgood during a ceremony here Jan. 17.
A former commander of the 121st Combat Support Hospital on Yongsan Garrison, Allgood was killed when his helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2007.
In recognition of his service, Yongsan’s medical treatment facility changed its names to the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital in June 30, 2008.
Allgood improved the quality of health care, expanded local TRICARE coverage and strengthened the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance when he served as the hospital commander on Yongsan Garrison.
The guest speaker at the ceremony was the hospital's senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Roades, who perviously served with Allgood.
“I am here today due to Col. Brian D. Allgood,” said Rhoades. “I have had the privilege and honor to serve beside him from a young private to a young NCO as he molded me and taught me to be the Soldier I am today.”
“In Panama of 1989, I was able to save two Soldiers because of his training,” Rhoades said. “I feel honored for being able to speak about his mentorship.”