Patrick Regan (Medal of Honor, 1918)

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Patrick Regan
Born (1882-03-25)March 25, 1882
Middleboro, Massachusetts
Died October 30, 1943(1943-10-30) (aged 61)
Place of burial Mount Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Jersey
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit 115th Infantry, 29th Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Patrick J. Regan (March 25, 1882 – October 30, 1943) was an officer in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.

Biography[edit]

Regan was born in Middleboro, Massachusetts on March 25, 1882 and died October 30, 1943. He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Pace and date: Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Los Angeles, Calif. Birth: Middleboro, Mass. G.O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.

Citation:

While leading his platoon against a strong enemy machinegun nest which had held up the advance of 2 companies, 2d Lt. Regan divided his men into 3 groups, sending 1 group to either flank, and he himself attacking with an automatic rifle team from the front. Two of the team were killed outright, while 2d Lt. Regan and the third man were seriously wounded, the latter unable to advance. Although severely wounded, 2d Lt. Regan dashed with empty pistol into the machinegun nest, capturing 30 Austrian gunners and 4 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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "REGAN, PATRICK". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 

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