Oscar Tugo Circle

Oscar C. Tugo Circle

Private Oscar C. Tugo enlisted on May 7, 1917 in WWI with the Harvard Medical Unit; he was killed as a night orderly during the air raid on Base Hospital No. 5 four months later, the first American man in the American expeditionary force to be killed in the Great War. In 1921, this streetscape adjoining the Harvard Medical School quadrangle was named in Tugo's honor. At the dedication, Andrew J. Peters, then Mayor of Boston dedicated the space to be a 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.

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