First Lieutenant Loren Douglas Hagen
First Lieutenant Loren Douglas Hagen was commissioned as a Combat Engineer Officer upon graduation from Engineer Officer Candidate School Class 20-60 on July 18, 1969 as a distinguished graduate. His first duty assignment was as Operations and Training Staff Officer, Group S-3 Section, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
His next and last assignment was as Team Leader, Reconnaissance Team Kansas, Task Force 1 Advisory Element, Training Advisory Group, United States Army Republic of Vietnam. (NOTE: This unit was previously known as Command and Control North, Studies and Observation Group, Military Assistance Command Vietnam).
Following his graduation from Officer Candidate School, Lieutenant Hagen attended the Special Forces Officer Course prior to deploying to the Republic of Vietnam.
First Lieutenant Hagen was awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumous) for his action in the Republic of Vietnam on August 7, 1971 while serving as a team leader. His additional awards are: Bronze Star with “V” Device, Bronze Star (2nd Award), Purple Heart, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.