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George L. Hood Sr.

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Retired Army command sergeant major
George L. Hood Sr., retired Army command sergeant major, passed into eternal rest Feb. 27, 2008, in Alamogordo.
Mr. Hood was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Quinton, Ala., to George Washington and Bertha Lola (Gilbert) Hood. He served two years with the Air Force National Guard of Alabama and 24 years in the Army, retiring in 1980. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War and the Legion of Merit on retirement.
Following his military service he worked for the Department of Defense at White Sands Missile Range in the security division, and retired from the civil service in 1998. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Jean C. Hood, of Alamogordo; his daughter, Deborah L. Moore and her husband James R. Hood, of Las Cruces; his son, David P. Hood and his wife Catalina Padar Hood, of Organ; a granddaughter, Velouria A. Hood, of Organ; his sister, Herline N. Robbins, of Greensboro, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Talmage Hood, James Hood, Herman Hood and Tommy Hood; and a son, George L. Hood Jr.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and true patriot of this great nation.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 Dale Scott Ave., with Pastor Victor Colton officiating.
Committal services will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery, with military honors to be provided by the Army.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Send condolences to the family or sign the online guest book at hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 29 to Mar. 14, 2008
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