From a contemporary press report:
Philip Regar, 87, a retired Army colonel who spent many years assigned to the Civilian Conservation Corps and who was involved in the construction of new facilities in post-World War II Japan, died of a heart attack February 28, 1999 at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
Colonel Regar served 23 years in the Army before retiring in 1959 and pursuing a civilian career with the Corps of Engineers. From 1967 until his retirement in 1990, he was chief of western programs for the directorate of military programs.
He was born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and began his military career after graduating from what is now Widener University in Chester, Pa. He was detailed to the Corps of Engineers working with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
As an engineer, he was involved in construction projects at the Pentagon; at Fort Hood, Tex.; and at underground explosion test sites in Utah and Colorado.
His other military positions included executive officer of the construction division in the office of the chief of engineers and assistant chief of staff for logistics at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
His wife, Mabelle Weaver, died in 1983. Survivors include a daughter, Josephine Schlagel of Washington; and a brother.
REGAR, PHILIP W., COL, USA (Ret.)
On Sunday, February 28, 1999, COL PHILIP W. REGAR, husband of the late Mabelle W. Regar; father of Josephine R. Schlagel; father-in-law of Richard H. Schlagel; brother of Jason W. Regar; devoted companion of Anne Newman. Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, March 16, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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