The late Master Sgt. Corey Hood was 17 when he enlisted in the Army after graduation, just a few months before 9/11. He served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a forward observer with the 82nd and 101st Airborne and the 25th Infantry
Division, receiving two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service and five Army Achievement medals, and the Master Parachutist, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Combat Action badges. On August 16, 2015, Hood died from injuries suffered while performing with his revered Golden Knights at the Chicago Air and Water Show. Today, Hood’s own courageous, can-do/will-do legacy lives on through the Hoody Memorial Fund, made possible by the generous contributions of his family and friends, and the Community Foundation of West Chester-Liberty Alliance.