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Col Orin Doughty Haugen
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1907
North Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1945

A native of North Dakota, Haugen entered the military as a Second Lieutenant in 1930 fresh out of the US Military Academy at West Point. In 1940, now Captain Haugen was amongst the first officers to volunteer for parachute infantry training and in November of that year, was assigned as commanding officer of Co. A, 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion. He was later promoted to Major and given command of a Battalion in the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, and then Lt. Colonel in command of the 505th. In 1942, Haugen was assigned as commander of the newly formed 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment and promoted to full Colonel. The 511th PIR was deployed to the Pacific in late 1944 and arrived in time for the Philippine campaigns. On February 11, 1945, Colonel Haugen was mortally wounded and succumbed from his injuries a few days later. Colonel Haugen's decorations include the Silver Star and Purple Heart. 
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section B, Grave 832
 
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Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Jul 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14867952
Col Orin Doughty Haugen
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Colonel Haugen, you will always be remembered for your valiant leadership.May you Rest In Peace.
- 511th Remembered
 Added: May. 28, 2013
Richland County ND - Thank you Orin for your service and courage
- kateb
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013
ALL GAVE SOME! SOME GAVE ALL!
- Linda Carole Mustion
 Added: Jan. 1, 2008
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