The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
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,
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.