From a contemporary press report:
Linda Gail Regan, 45, a Navy lieutenant commander who retired in 1995 after having served as hygiene officer with a U.N. protection force in Zagreb, Croatia, died of ovarian cancer December 12, 2000 at her home in Vienna.
Commander Regan, who was born in Havre, Montana, moved to this area as a teenager and graduated from Oakton High School in 1973. She graduated from East Tennessee State University and in May 1978 was commissioned an officer in the Navy.
While serving in the Navy, she received a master's degree in public health from San Diego State University.
She was assigned to the medical service corps as an environmental health officer and was posted to Navy facilities in San Diego, Annapolis, Groton, Conn., and Washington, where she worked in the Bureau of Medicine.
In 1994, she was in Zagreb, where her work included travel to war-torn areas of the former Yugoslavia.
Her awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and United Nations Medal.
In retirement, she worked at the San Diego State University Foundation on an infant immunization initiative.
She returned to this area in 1999 and was recently active with the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin Regan, and two children, Jesse J. and Yvette K., all of Vienna; her father, Garland Babcock of Anchorage; her mother, Janice Freeman, and stepfather, Richard Freeman, who had adopted Cmdr. Regan, of Reno, Nev.; and three sisters, Tami Bell of Anchorage, Teri Babcock of Alameda, Calif., and Toni Trump of Atlanta.
REGAN, LINDA GAIL, LCDR, USN (Ret.)
On December 12, 2000, LINDA GAIL REGAN of Vienna, VA, wife of Kevin J. Regan; mother of Jesse J. and Yvette K. Regan; daughter of Richard W. and Janice Freeman. She is also survived by Garland Babcock, Tami Bell, Teri Babcock and Toni Trump. Services will be held on Friday, December 29, at 11 a.m. at the Ft. Myer Chapel. Interment, Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington, or the Theresa A. Bonham Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Inquiries may be directed to Advent Funeral & Cremation Services, 703/241-7402.
REGAN, LINDA GAIL
- LCDR US NAVY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/11/1955
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/12/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6-N3 ROW 10 SITE 1
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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