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

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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