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Sgt Corey Keith Hood

Sgt Corey Keith Hood

Death 16 Aug 2015 (aged 32)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 150846512 · View Source
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Corey Hood enlisted into the Army more than ten years ago and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft Sill, OK. Immediately after he went to Ft Benning to attend the Basic Airborne Course. He has served as a Forward Observer, Team Chief, Platoon Sergeant, and an Airborne Instructor. Corey has served five tours of Duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Previous assignments include; Forward Observer in the 3/319th AFAR, Ft Bragg, NC. Team Chief/Squad Leader in the 25th Infantry Division. Airborne Instructor at 1/507th PIR at Ft Benning, GA. A Platoon Sergeant while serving with 3rd BCT 101st Airborne Division Leader Rakkasan's.

SFC Hood has been awarded two Bronze Stars, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, five Army
Achievement Medals, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. Corey began jumping in 2010 and has logged over 500 free fall jumps and 75 military static line jumps.

During Chicago’s Air & Water Show on Saturday, August 15, 2015, Corey collided with 29-year-old Timmy Holland, an elite diver with the Navy Leap Frogs and then struck a high-rise shortly after. Corey had been in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The Navy skydiver Corey collided with suffered a broken leg and is expected to recover.

The Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs parachute teams were performing what is known as a "bomb burst" Saturday when the collision occurred, Golden Knights spokeswoman Donna Dixon said. During the stunt, parachutists fall with red smoke trailing from packs and then separate, creating a colorful visual in the sky.

Dixon said Corey collided with a member of the Navy's precision skydiving team.

"Hood was knocked unconscious which resulted in an uncontrolled offsite landing," she said in a statement.

In a statement released Sunday night, U.S. Army parachute team Lt. Col Matthew Weinrich said, "Our focus right now is on supporting Corey’s family and grieving for our teammate. As soldiers, there are risks every day in what we do, but you do everything you can to minimize those risks and it is extremely hard when that is not enough. The Knights are a very close knit team and the military skydiving community is equally close; we will support Corey’s family and each other during this difficult time."


MSG Corey Keith Hood served in the U.S. Army for 14 years as a Forward Observer. Was serving as a Demonstration Parachutist for the U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights" stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He had multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and is survived by his wife Lyndsay J. Hood (nee Cook); parents Carrie (Wayne) Mills (nee Walters) and Tom Hood; siblings Jennifer (Steve) Hunt, Kelley (Adam) Curley, Kristen Hood and Sam (Angie) Shannon Jr.; grandparents Nina (Carter Caudill) Walters, Roy T. Walters, James Mills and Carla Hood.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 21, 2015, at West Chester Church of the Nazarene, 7951 Tylersville Rd., West Chester Township, OH 45069 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Lakota West High School, 8940 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester Township, OH 45069. Private burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park, 2421 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of MSG Corey Keith Hood to the Reds Community Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cincinnati, Lakota Athletic Participation Fee Fund or the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.

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