National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 47
Year of Death: 2001

Donald J. Regan

Donald J. Regan‚ 47‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 3. The 17-year FDNY veteran earned several citations and a medal for bravery. An air conditioner installer before joining the FDNY‚ his fellow firefighters depended on his skills whenever a major appliance needed fixing. When his four children were young and playing on four different baseball teams‚ he tried to make at least one inning of each game. When they were old enough to join the adult league‚ Regan played on the same team with them.

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  1. On Saturday I walked in honor of Donald J. Regan at Lambeau Field in Green Bay WI. He sounded like a wonderful person, firefighter, husband and father. I’m so sorry for your loss. His bravery will be remembered. With love, Angie de Moraes

    – Angie de Moraes
  2. Today, I climb for Donald. He sounds like an amazing father.

    – Karla Onstott
  3. I was in basic training for the USAF when 9/11 happened. Less than a year later I was in the Middle East on a deployment in support of Operation Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom, the later being response to the 9/11 attacks.

    In late May of 2002, while guarding a C-5 Galaxy that had landed at KCIA, the flight crew approached all that were standing guard that night with 9/11 remembrance bracelets. They were a lot like the Vietnam MIA, POW, KIA remembrance bracelets. I happened to be handed one with Donald Regan, FDNY on it. Oddly enough, I used to be a volunteer firefighter for a department in the suburbs of New Orleans, LA. I wore it for all my deployments with the military and every 9/11 afterwards.

    As long as I live, Firefighter Regan, you will not be forgotten.

    – David Fort
  4. On Saturday, September 9, I walked in honor of Donald J. Regan during the second annual Salem Fire Protection District 9/11 Memorial Service and Day in the Park held in Bryan Memorial Park, Salem, IL. Those of us who did the memorial walk of “110 stories” got to pick a picture of a person killed 16 years ago. I was honored to remember him. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    – Miss Dollaine Wooley
  5. Saturday, September 16, 2017 – I did the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in honor of Donald J. Regan. I thank him and his fellow fire fighters for their bravery and ultimate sacrifice. Donald sounded like he was an amazing man, I am sorry for your loss!

    – April Zahn
  6. In his honour I carried his photo for the Melbourne firefighters stair climb sep 1 2018. Hoping you will never be forgotten

    – Col Munro
  7. I carried you to the top today brother. Still the best job in the world!
    09/09/2018 Richmond, VA

    – Joseph Hunsaker
  8. Today, 17 years later, 9-11-18, l am honored to walk 2071 stairs (at 2018 9/11 Tower Challenge) in memory of Donald J Regan . Thank you for your service and l amsending love and comfort to your family, friends and first responder family.

    – Armida Gonzales
  9. On September 8th 2018, I walked in honor of Donald J. Regan during the Tunnel 2 Towers 5k in Orlando. I wore a small picture of him on his chest as I ran the entire way. May god bless his soul and may he be remembered for the great things he has done.

    – Ben Neff
  10. Never forgotten friend.

    – Harry Rogers
  11. September 11th, 2019 I did the memorial stay climb for Donald regan and Ricardo quinn. It was truly an honor to do it for the ones I know would do it for me. You guys will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

    – Joshua muhsman
  12. This coming Saturday I will be walking in honor of Donald J. Regan. I had the honor of walking in his memory 5 years ago in Spokane, Washington and will do so again this year also in Spokane, Washington.

    Veronica Stevens

    – Veronica Stevens
  13. Today, I will climb for Donald at the 9/11 Stair Climb in Phoenix, AZ. He sounds like an amazing person and a dedicated father. With Much Love, Heather Dison

    – Heather Dison
  14. On this 20th Anniversary, of 9/11 I had the honor to carry my brother in uniform, Donald Regan with me to the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was an honor for me to have this opportunity as his memory will live on forever. Thank you for what you did in your selfless act of human kindness as you payed the ultimate sacrifice. May your family find peace knowing that you are a true HERO. Rest in peace my brother as we are forever indebted to you. We have the watch from here!

    – Brendan LeBlanc
  15. Always remember never to be forgotten.

    – Harry Rogers
  16. Took Donald’s name up 110 flights while deployed today. Never forgotten


    – SGT C