WRIGHT CITY, MO, USA U.S. Army PFC, COMPANY D, 2D BATTALION, 5TH CAVALRY, 1BCT, FORT HOOD, TX BAGHDAD, IRAQ 07/08/2009
Army Private First Class Lucas Montana Bregg, 19, of Wright City, Missouri, graduated from Wright City High School in 2008 and worked as a roofer. He was also interested cars, especially body work. His grandmother, Kathleen Green, said he eventually decided on the Army, but recruiters turned him down at first because of bad eyesight. He asked them to reconsider, and he joined in the summer of 2008.
Lucas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He died July 8, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.
The last time his father, Michael Bregg, heard from him was the day before he died. In a text message, his son wished him a happy wedding anniversary and said he couldn’t wait to get back to town. He said his son wanted to celebrate the anniversary along with his own wedding and Father’s Day because he had been away.
“We watched him become a man we’re damn proud of,” his father said.