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From Toccoa to Tokyo
Regiment activated at Camp Toccoa, GA on January 5, 1943 under Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen
Average age in the 511 PIR was was 21
204 days of combat, 13 Unit Citations, 3 battle stars, 1,100 casualties
The Angels liberated 2,142 civilians at the Los Banos prison camp on February 23, 1945
Medals of Honor-2; Distinguished Service Cross-9; Silver Star-432; Legion of Merit-10; Soldiers Medal-56; Bronze Star Medal-1,515; Air Medal-41
First full foreign regiment to ever land on Japan

Author & American bobsled athlete & former head coach Jeremy C. Holm was born in Pennsylvania near Valley Forge of Revolutionary War-stock. Jeremy's grandfather 1st Lieutenant Andrew Carrico, III of Company D fought with the 511th PIR and Jeremy dropped all other projects to tell the regiment's history. He has a degree in Journalism and is pursuing a degree in Military History at the American Military University. In addition to motivational speaking and corporate appearances, Jeremy is the author of two additional books available here and spends his time camping, hiking, writing and trying to make history, one day at a time.

Jeremy C. Holm