April 18, 2013 - Issue: Vol. 159, No. 53 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 1st Session
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] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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 [[Page E495]] 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. ____________________