“Regs Rock” Fits Perfectly at LIMLF 9/11 Lacrosse Memorial
In honor of Army Sgt. James John Regan, along with others in the Long Island Metro lacrosse family who have made the ultimate sacrifice— “Regs Rock” was installed at the LIMLF 9/11 Lacrosse Memorial at Farmingdale State College.
On February 9, 2007, Army Sgt. James John Regan, Duke & Chaminade lacrosse standout player, was killed in Northern Iraq on Feb. 9, 2007 in a roadside bombing.
Upon hearing the sad news, LIMLF directors Tom Campolettano, Billy Rebman and Jim Howell, all of who had the privilege of having Jimmy Regan play in their respective lacrosse programs, immediately felt compelled to do something to honor his 26 years of life.
It was decided to create the “Regs Rock” Memorial, not just for Jimmy Regan, but for all the heroes in our lacrosse family who also were inspired by the tragic events of 9/11/01 and went on to serve their country and gave their lives. Along with Regan, Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm (USMC), Lt. Ron Winchester (USNA), Cpl. Christopher Scherer (USMC), and Lt. Joseph J. Theinert are to be honored as part of the memorial.
Reaching out to the community, over $10,000 was raised to help fund the effort. Moreover, it was decided by the LIMLF, Farmingdale State College, and the Regan family that the proper spot for “Regs Rock” would be in the garden of the LIMLF 9/11 Lacrosse Memorial in Farmingdale.
“Regs Rock” was installed and will be dedicated on September 24th, 2011.