Military Hero Jeremy Regnier
by Kevin Caruso
Military hero Jeremy Regnier, 22, of Littleton, New Hampshire, was an outstanding Army Specialist.
Jeremy loved the Army and wanted to make it a career.
But his dreams quickly ended in Iraq on October 13, 2004.
Jeremy was killed while on patrol in his armored vehicle when a roadside bomb was detonated.
“We still can’t believe it,” said his aunt, Sherry Velozo. “We’re all still trying to wake up and hope it’s a nightmare. We know it isn’t, but it’s just a very hard thing. He was such a young person.”
Jeremy joined the Army in 2000, serving six months in the New Hampshire National Guard, before switching to active duty.
He served a tour in Korea before being deployed in Iraq.
And his deployment in Korea changed his life. Jeremy grew and adapted at an incredibly fast pace.
“When he came back from South Korea, he was a different person,” said his aunt.
Jeremy was a very giving person; he was always looking to help other people.
“He’d give you the shirt off his back,” said hie father, Kevin Regnier. “He’d do anything for anybody.”
Jeremy’s death deeply shook his home town of Littleton. Jeremy was well known and well liked, and all of the people in the town were saddened to hear the news.
“It just hits right here," said Littleton resident Alice Tillotson, pointing to her heart. "I couldn't help shedding tears, his life was just beginning."
"We're all really devastated by this,” said Ric Toner, principal of Lisbon school.
"It's a tragic occurrence and all we can do is support each other and support the Regnier family," said Al Smith, principal of Littleton High School.
Jeremy was a handsome, caring, intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated Marine.
God bless you Jeremy.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
America is proud of you.
You are a true military hero.
We miss you.
We love you.
You are an angel.