HONORING FRANCIS J. SAVAGE; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 53
(Extensions of Remarks - April 18, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E494-E495]
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                       HONORING FRANCIS J. SAVAGE


                             HON. TOM REED

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 18, 2013

  Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the life of Francis 
J. Savage. A resident of Olean, New York, Mr. Savage served

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his country admirably across the world for the better part of two 
decades as a member of the Foreign Service and the United States Agency 
for International Development (USAID).
  Mr. Savage's career in the Foreign Service began with an assignment 
in Iceland in 1950, but he was subsequently transferred to Marseilles, 
France where he met his wife, Doreen. The two continued to serve across 
the world, specifically Greece, Trinidad, Tripoli, and Libya.
  Following his tenure with the Foreign Service, Mr. Savage began to 
work for the USAID. It was during this time that his work took him to 
Vietnam as a Provincial Representative. Tragically, Mr. Savage was 
mortally wounded at the My Calm bombing in 1965. To honor his 
sacrifice, President Lyndon Johnson posthumously awarded Francis Savage 
with the Secretary's Award at the White House with his surviving wife, 
Doreen, and two children in attendance.
  It is with great privilege that I announce Francis J. Savage will be 
honored on May 3, 2013, Foreign Affairs Day, at the Department of State 
in Washington, D.C. Mr. Savage's service and sacrifice to this great 
nation deserves such recognition and I am proud to represent the 
district Mr. Savage once called home.