Chapter 10: Korea

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Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Korea

Unit #15244, Bldg. 7005
APO AP 96205-5244

U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is home to the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH). The main tenant unit residing in BAACH is the 121st Combat Support Hospital, providing the staff for inpatient and outpatient care. The staff includes a mix of Soldiers, civilians and Korean employees. It was originally activated in 1944 as the 121st Evacuation Hospital, Semi-mobile. It participated in the European Theater during World War II and in the Korean War. It has served continuously in Korea as a field unit since Sept. 25, 1950, and as fixed medical treatment facility, Seoul Military Hospital, since 1959. In 1971, Seoul Military Hospital merged with the 121st Evacuation Hospital to become the U.S. Army Hospital, Seoul (121st Evacuation Hospital). On April 16, 1994, the 121st Evacuation Hospital reorganized and was re-designated the 121st General Hospital. On June 30, 2008, the facility was formally renamed the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. Col. Brian Allgood served as the commander at the hospital from June 2004 through June 2006. Allgood’s final assignment was July 2006 when he was posted as the Command Surgeon Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I). On Jan. 20, 2007, he, along with 11 other U.S. service members, was killed in action when their UH-60 helicopter was shot down by enemy rocket fire in Iraq.


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