Tugo Circle


Oscar C. Tugo, 1917





Dedication Exercises of the Oscar C. Tugo Circle, Pasteur & Longwood Avenues, Boston, October 18, 1921 : in Memory of the First Enlisted Man in the American Expeditionary Force to be Killed by the Enemy
(Boston : Privately Printed, 1922 )

Gift of Dr. Harvey Cushing to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1932

Private Oscar C. Tugo enlisted on May 7, 1917; he was killed as a night orderly during the air raid on Base Hospital No. 5 on September 4, along with Lieutenant William Fitzsimons and Privates Rudolph Rubino, Jr., and Leslie G. Woods.  


Dedication of the Oscar C. Tugo Circle, October 18, 1921

On October 18, 1921, a public space adjoining the Harvard Medical School quadrangle was named in Tugo's honor.  At the dedication exercises, Andrew J. Peters, the Mayor of Boston, said, "This Circle will be an ever-present reminder of the spirit, not only of the man whose name it bears and whose sacrifice it commemorates, but of the high idealism of the men and women of the Harvard Medical Unit who hastened so unselfishly to do their patriotic duty at the first call of war."