US PARAS Haugen, Orin Doughty (Hard Rock)

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By Chief James Watson

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Haugen
  • FORENAME
Orin Doughty (Hard Rock)
  • UNIT
511 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Commanding Officer)
  • RANK
Colonel
  • NUMBER
0-018254
  • DATE OF DEATH
22nd February 1945
  • AGE
37
  • GRAVESITE
Golden Gate National Cemetery,San Bruno,California Section B Site 832
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Richland County,North Dakota
born 18.8.1907 Wyndmere,Richland County,North Dakota
son of Gilbert O. Haugen
husband of Marion (nee Sergeant) Haugen of Minneapolis,Minnesota (married 1.6.1931) (1 son William)
attended St Olaf College
attended Cornell College 1925
graduated USMA,West Point (2Lt) 1930
Fort Snelling,Minnesota
Infantry School,Fort Benning,Georgia 1936
23rd Infantry Regiment
501 Parachute Bn (Company A) (Captain) 16.11.1940
502 PIR (Bn commander)
505 PIR (XO) (Lt Col)
511 PIR (CO) (Lt Col) late 1942
Colonel 1943
awards Silver Star,Legion of Merit,Air Medal
WIA 13.2.1945 Manila,Luzon,Philippines
DOW Army hospital,Biak Island,New Guinea
 
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