Retired Special Forces Command Sergeant Major Kramer Dean Regan, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at his residence.
Kramer was born January 16, 1939 in Jennings, LA and graduated from Jennings High School in 1956. He attended Louisiana State University and enlisted in the US Army in June, 1961 and attended basic and AIT at Ft. Jackson, SC. He completed special forces training in December 1962. Kramer’s career included 2 tours in Vietnam, 2 tours in Bad Tolz, W. Germany, tours in S. Korea, Hawaii, and Washington DC, as well as posts in Ft. Sam Houston, TX, Ft. Bliss, TX, and Ft. Bragg, NC until his retirement in February 1994. His many awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1OLC), Bronze Star (V), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
His survivors include his wife Deloris Messoria Regan (Master Sergeant Retired); son Kramer Dean Regan, Jr. (Carolyn) and their daughter Megan of Germany; daughter Michelle McBride of Vass, NC and her children Victoria Stone, Thomas Stone, and Marissa McBride, all of Vass, NC. He is also survived by his sisters Jean Thomas of Welsh, LA and Mooneen Regan of Arlington, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Aurelia Cart Regan; two brothers, William “Billy” Regan and Jude Regan; and his son-in-law Paul McBride.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10:30AM at Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Online condolences may be left at: www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.