April 10, 1963
Machinist's Mate First Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
John Sage Regan was born on January 19,1939, in Waterbury, Conn. As a youth, he attended local schools in Waterbury. During his school years, John was active in sports, including bowling, fishing, and swimming.
He enlisted in the Navy on September 26, 1956, and received his basic training at the recruit training center at Bainbridge, Md. Completing his training, he was assigned to the tactical command ship U.S.S. Northampton (CLC 1). While serving in Northampton, John was advanced to machinist's mate second class on June 16, 1959. He volunteered for submarine duty, and upon being accepted, entered the U.S. Naval Submarine School, New London, Conn. He was selected for further training, in nuclear power, and attended the training facilities at New London and at Windsor Locks, Conn. Successfully completing the course of instruction, he was assigned to his first submarine the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593). While serving in Thresher he was advanced to machinist's mate first class. He also earned the Navy's Good Conduct Medal, and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the Thresher.
John is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della M. Regan of Portsmouth, N.H.;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Regan; a brother, Thomas B., of Naugatuch,
Conn., and a sister, Mrs. Richard Boncal of Auburn, Ala.