EUGENE HOOD
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

EUGENE HOOD

WALL NAME

EUGENE HOOD

PANEL / LINE

14W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

02/01/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/12/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MONTGOMERY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PVT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EUGENE HOOD
POSTED ON 10.25.2017
POSTED BY: Willie E Kenebrew

A friend

Remember the times you, me and Gorden set around and talked of home and things we liked.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On January 12, 1970, PVT Eugene Hood of the 1st Cavalry Division was about to be administratively discharged from the army when he threw a grenade at an NCO billet, injuring three sergeants. Not satisfied with the results, he grabbed his M-16 rifle and began menacing his victims, two who were now lying on stretchers awaiting medical evacuation. An alert soldier who happened to be on the scene managed to disarm Hood by knocking the weapon out of his hands, but the show was over when FSGT Thomas J. “Top” Vernor appeared. Never one to suffer indiscipline in the ranks, Vernor raised his own rifle and emptied half a magazine into Hood’s chest, killing him instantly. The CID investigated the incident and questioned several eyewitnesses. The CID concluded that the shooting was unlawful. However, Vernor, a decorated WW II, Korean War, and three-tour Vietnam veteran was spared criminal charges when the commanding officer exercised his prerogative and did not take any discipline action. [Taken from the book Fragging by George Lepre]
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POSTED ON 3.27.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PVT Eugene Hood, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you. With respect, Sir Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.16.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Eugene is buried at Madison Cemetery, Montgomery,AL.
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POSTED ON 11.5.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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