"Honor Harvard '17 Medical Unit"

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Title

"Honor Harvard '17 Medical Unit"

Subject

Harvard Medical School.
Harvard U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 5.
World War, 1914-1918.

Description

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, Privates Rudolph Rubino, Jr., and Leslie G. Woods. 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."

On October 11, 1928, the marble parapet wall at the end of the Medical School's quadrangle facing the Tugo Circle was dedicated to all four casualties of the air raid.

Source

Boston Herald

Date Created

1928-10-12

Format

text

Medium

1 newsclipping, mounted.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

BD92 1928

Provenance

From the Archives of Harvard Medical School.

Files

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Citation

“"Honor Harvard '17 Medical Unit",” OnView, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17978.

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