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
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)