John (Jack) ‘Angel’ Regan

Standing for those who stood for us.

Patriot Guard ! …… Attention On Deck !

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One of our own is gone.

John (Jack) Henry “Angel” Regan

From Jim ‘No Pockets’ Kamen, Assistant State (Florida) Captain, Patriot Guard Riders:

It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you this very sad news.  ‘Angel’ was killed this morning at 0300 on I-95.

He was on his way to Stuart for our mission escorting WWII Veterans going on their Honor Flight to DC.

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WPTV, Channel 7, West Palm Beach:

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Palm Beach Post:

A 58-year-old Coral Springs man died early today on Interstate 95 when a car struck his motorcycle near Donald Ross Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

John Henry Regan was riding north on Interstate 95 just before 3 a.m. when a 2010 Lexus ES 350 crashed into the back of his Harley Davidson, the FHP said.

Regan was ejected from his motorcycle, and both he and the motorcycle landed in the grass median at the center of the highway, according to the FHP’s accident report.  Regan was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but died of his injuries.  Upon the impact, the Lexus spun out of control and hit a guardrail on the roadway.

All three people in the Lexus — the driver, Amanda McClure, 23, and passengers Sydnee Reeder, 23, and Cyrus Krefting, 30 — suffered minor injuries.  All three were wearing seat belts, the FHP said.  The car sustained $15,000 in damage.  Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash and whether alcohol played a role in it.

Arthur Rogers, a Patriot Guard member from Palm Beach Gardens and a friend of Regan’s, was the first to hear about the accident.  “The family, when they recovered his phone, my name was prominently displayed there. They called me first,’’ Rogers said.  “I spoke initially to his wife. She was too distraught, then I talked to family friend who gave me the details.’’

Rogers said he knew Regan, who went by “Jack,” well enough “to know he would never get on a bike with anything less than absolute sober conditions.’’  Rogers has participated with Regan on Patriot Guard missions such as homecomings for soldiers returning from Iraq to funerals for veterans.  Regan was also instrumental in raising service dogs that are given to help returning veterans cope with stress.

Patriot Guard riders have ‘road names.’  Rogers’ is “Wingman”.  “Jack’s road name was ‘Angel”, Rogers said.  There’s an irony there.

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To my PGR brother Angel who is now riding at the side of The Lord:

Jack “Angel” Regan
Rest in peace, my brother.

My Brother, you were there for many a mission, including one for my dad and I’ll be there for you.

Always.

Patriot Guard Riders

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Riding with respect.

Kenny Solomon
Patriot Guard Rider
Broward County, Florida

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8 Responses to John (Jack) ‘Angel’ Regan

  1. nancyfarner says:

    So sorry for the loss of this patriot . Praying for you and his family.

  2. Aunt Mar says:

    I’m so sorry, so sad to read of this tragic accident and the sudden loss of a faithful Patriot. God grant him Eternal Rest and comfort all who knew ad loved him. Amen.

  3. pjpaton says:

    A terrible tragedy Kenny and one that really should never have occurred given the circumstances. I feel there will be more repercussions from this case once the full facts of the accident emerge.

    RIP Jack

  4. jahbalon says:

    I echo all the comments above and share in your pain on the awful loss of a brother and patriot. You never know the moment God is going to call your home, so we should make the most of the time we have at our disposal.

  5. He was an angel on Earth and will be one for many a patriot w/God! So sorry to hear about this, Patriot Guard riders are the true spirit of what it mean to be an American.

  6. “Angel” Regan. Rest in Peace Sir, and God Bless, knowing YOU are now in the arms of the angels.

  7. Thanks for sharing, Kenny. My heart goes out for your loss. Vassar

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