October 2017 – Bandstand Flag Notice

Ernest Allgood Military

Ernest Allgood Military

Ernest Lee Allgood
October 12, 1933  –  November 4, 2016
United States Navy
The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of October is in honor of Ernest “Red” Allgood.

While at Oskaloosa High School, Ernie worked with plumbing, heating, and mechanical contractors. Soon after graduation in 1952 he enlisted in the Navy. He served for twelve years, from 1952 to 1964. During those years he was assigned to several ships including the USS Missouri, USS Walker, USS Bryce Canyon, USS Northampton and the USS Everal. While in the Navy he served in the boiler room, furthering his knowledge of in heating, plumbing, and mechanical areas.

Ernest Allgood Civilian

Ernest Allgood Civilian

Ernie resumed his career with H.G. Brown after his return from the Navy and worked for them until 1978. At that time he was hired as a superintendent for L.A. Fulton and Sons Plumbing and Heating Contractors out of Urbandale, Iowa. Ernie traveled around the state to hospitals, schools and other institutions supervising repairs and new construction. He was well thought of by his employers and his co-workers; he knew his trade well and always gave his all to his work. He retired in 1998.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel at 641-672-2181 or www.gvlfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.



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