b. 25/03/1882 Middleborough, Massachusetts. d. 30/10/1943 Los Angeles, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08/10/1918 Bois-de-Consenvoye, France.
World War I Medal of Honor Recipient. He received the award on April 12, 1919 for his actions as a 2nd lieutenant in the 115th Infantry, 29th Division, US Army, on October 8, 1918 near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, during the final weeks of World War I. He joined the US Army from Los Angeles, California following the US entry into World War I. After the War, he returned to Los Angeles where he died at the age of 61. In addition to the Medal of Honor, he also received the World War I Victory Medal.
While leading his platoon against a strong enemy machinegun nest which had held up the advance of two companies, Second Lieutenant Regan divided his men into three groups, sending one group to either flank, and he himself attacking with an automatic rifle team from the front. Two of the team were killed outright, while Second Lieutenant Regan and the third man were seriously wounded, the latter unable to advance. Although severely wounded, Second Lieutenant Regan dashed with empty pistol into the machinegun nest, capturing 30 Austrian gunners and four machineguns. This gallant deed permitted the companies to advance, avoiding a terrific enemy fire. Despite his wounds, he continued to lead his platoon forward until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY.
Row A, Number 32A, Grave 33
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