First team remembers fallen comrade as true American
August 24, 2009
Family and friends will remember him as a Soldiers' Soldier and true American.
The service and sacrifice of Pfc. Lucas Bregg was honored during a Memorial Service at the 1st Cavalry Division Chapel Aug. 20. Bregg served as a rifleman with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Div. He died from injuries from a non-combat related incident July 8 in Baghdad.
Capt Brian Bassett, rear-D commander of D Company, 2-5 CAV, remembered Bregg as a man he could count on.
"He was a dedicated Soldier with discipline and stamina," said Bassett. "He was always ready for the next mission and always ready to help his fellow Soldier."
Bregg's friend and roommate, Spc. Jeremiah Rhodes, remembers Bregg as a great man who loved the military.
"He enlisted in the military knowing he would go to Iraq," said Rhodes. "He wanted to be doing his part."
Bregg was born on May 9, 1990 in St. Charles, Mo. He grew up in Wright City, Mo., and graduated from Wright City High School in May 2008.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 16, 2008, and attended one station unit training at Fort Benning, Ga.
In December 2008, he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division and deployed Feb. 5 this year. He served in the Sadr City district of Baghdad as a loader and squad automatic rifleman.
His awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry man Badge.
Bregg is survived by his father, Michael Bregg, his mother Tracie Green, his stepmother Julie Bregg, his sister Taylor Bregg and two brothers Zachary and Colton Bregg.