Orin D. Haugen

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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.wikipedia
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511th Parachute Infantry Regiment (United States)

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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.
The regiment was formed at Camp Toccoa, GA, in January 1943, under the command of Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen.

Wyndmere, North Dakota

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Born in Wyndmere, North Dakota, Haugen graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1930.

Battle of Manila (1945)

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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.
Meanwhile, the 11th A/B Division's 511th Regimental Combat Team, commanded by Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen, parachuted onto Tagaytay Ridge on 4 February.

JGSDF Camp Hachinohe

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On the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II, the airfield was occupied by the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 29th AAA AW Battalion of the United States Army as Camp Haugen, in honor of Col. Orin D. Haugen.

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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.

United States Army

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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.

World War II

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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.

United States Military Academy

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Born in Wyndmere, North Dakota, Haugen graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1930.

Infantry Branch (United States)

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Commissioned into the Infantry Branch, Haugen had a variety of postings and training.

32nd Infantry Regiment (United States)

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In 1940 he was serving in the 32nd Infantry at Fort Ord, California when he volunteered for the then new United States Parachute Troops.

Fort Ord

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In 1940 he was serving in the 32nd Infantry at Fort Ord, California when he volunteered for the then new United States Parachute Troops.

Airborne forces

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In 1940 he was serving in the 32nd Infantry at Fort Ord, California when he volunteered for the then new United States Parachute Troops.

501st Infantry Regiment (United States)

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Captain Haugen become commander of "A" Company of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion.

505th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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He later became executive officer of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment then became the first regimental commander of the 511th Parachute Infantry.

New Guinea

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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.

Raid on Los Baños

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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.

Jayapura

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Rod Serling

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Serling began his military career in 1943 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, under General Joseph May "Joe" Swing and Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen and served in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division.