Brian Duane Allgood – Colonel, United States Army

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U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 081-07
January 24, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 12 soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed.

Killed were:

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

Staff Sergeant Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothian, Virginia, who was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard, Sandston, Virginia.

Sergeant First Class John G. Brown, 43, of Little Rock, Arkansas, who was assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Arkansas.

Lieuetnant Colonel David C. Canegata III, 50, of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, who was assigned to the Virgin Islands Army National Guard, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Command Sergeant Major Marilyn L. Gabbard, 46, of Polk City, Iowa, who was assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.

Command Sergeant Major Roger W. Haller, 49, of Davidsonville, Maryland, who was assigned to the 70th Regiment, Regional Training Institute – Maryland, Maryland Army National Guard, Reisterstown, Maryland.

Colonel Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Virginia, who was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Virginia Army National Guard in Blackstone, Virginia.

Sergeant First Class Floyd E. Lake, 43, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who was assigned to the Virgin Islands Army National Guard, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Corporal Victor M. Langarica, 29, of Decatur, Georgia, who was assigned to the 86th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Captain Sean E. Lyerly, 31, of Pflugerville, Texas., who was assigned to the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, 36th Infantry Division, Austin, Texas.

Captain Michael V. Taylor, 40, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, who was assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Arkansas.

First Sergeant William T. Warren, 48, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, who was assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Arkansas.

The incident is under investigation.

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Colonel Brian D. Allgood was born in Regensberg, Germany, 19 October 1960. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1986, he interned in General Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1986-1987. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1990 to 1994 and subsequently became board certified. Military education includes completion of the AMEDD Officers Basic and Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

Previous assignments include Battalion Surgeon of the Third Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (1987-1990) where he participated in operation JUST CAUSE; Division Orthopedic Surgeon, 82d Airborne Division (1994-1996); Chief, Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, Womack Army Medical Center (1996-1997); Orthopedic Consultant to JSOC (1996-1997); Commander, 274th Forward Surgical Team (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC (1997-1999); and Commander, 232d Medical Battalion/ Course Director for the Combat Medic course (1999-2001); Commander, Keller Army Community Hospital and USMA Surgeon, West Point, NY (2002-2004); Commander, 18th Medical Command/121st General Hospital, Camp Yongson, South Korea (2004-2006); Command Surgeon Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Camp Victory, Iraq.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Humanitarian Service Medal (Hurricane Fran), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (Joint Special Operations Command), Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead (Just Cause), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Combat Medical Badge (Just Cause), the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Army Flight Surgeon Badge, the Master Combat Parachutists' Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He is also a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Colonel Allgood is survived by his wife, Colonel (Ret) Jane Allgood and his son, Wyatt, aged 11.


Interment ceremony set for 12 killed in crash
4 October 2007

Twelve soldiers who were killed on January 20, 2007, when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Baghdad will be honored during a group interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. October 12, 2007.

The soldiers, who belonged to a number of active Army and Army National Guard units, are: Colonel Brian D. Allgood, 46, of Okla. Colonel Paul M. Kelly, 45, of Stafford, Virginia, Lieuetnant Colonel David C. Canegata III, 50, of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Captain Michael V. Taylor, 40, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Captain Sean E. Lyerly, 31, of Pflugerville, Texas, Command Sergeant Major Marilyn L. Gabbard, 46, of Polk City, Iowa, Command Sergeant Major Roger W. Haller, 49, of Davidsonville, Maryland, First Sergeant William T. Warren, 48, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Sergeant First Class Floyd E. Lake Sr., 43, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sergeant First Class Class John G. Brown, 43, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Staff Sergeant Darryl D. Booker, 37, of Midlothian, Virginia, and Corporal Victor M. Langarica, 29, of Decatur, Georgia.

After the ceremony, Lieutenant General Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, will host a reception for all 12 families at the Army Guard's Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia.

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