Orin D. Haugen

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Orin D. Haugen
Nickname(s) "Hard Rock" Haugen
Born (1907-08-18)August 18, 1907
Wyndmere, North Dakota
Died February 22, 1945(1945-02-22) (aged 37)
Hollandia, Dutch East Indies
Place of burial Golden Gate National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1930–1945
Rank Colonel
Unit 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Silver Star
Air Medal
Legion of Merit

Orin Doughty Haugen (Aug, 18, 1907 – February 22, 1945) was a colonel in the United States Army and commanding officer of the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. Orin Haugen died en route to a hospital on New Guinea from wounds sustained during the Battle of Manila, one day before his regiment would rescue POWs under Japanese military control at Los Baños.[1] [2] [3]

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  1. ^ Orin D. Haugen, serial # 18254 (Richland County, North Dakota World War II Army Casualties)
  2. ^ "Orin D. Haugen 1930". West Point Association of Graduates. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "511th Parachute Infantry Regiment". www.ww2-airborne.us/units/511/511.html. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Flanagan, Edward M. (1986) The Los Baños Raid: The 11th Airborne Jumps at Dawn (Presidio Books) ISBN 0891412506
  • Flanagan, Edward M (1988) The Angels – A History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943–1946 (The Battery Press) ISBN 0891413588
  • Hagerman, Bart (1990) U.S.A. Airborne: 50th Anniversary, 1940-1990 (Turner Publishing Company) ISBN 9780938021902
  • Henderson, Bruce (2015) Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II (William Morrow) ISBN 9780062325068

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