Oral History Interview with Hugh Savage

Title
Oral History Interview with Hugh Savage
Narrator (written)
Hugh Savage
Narrator First Name
Hugh
Narrator Last Name
Savage
Interviewer
Emily Smid
Abstract
Hugh P. Savage. Class of 1964. Oral history interview for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. Savage discusses his childhood in Scarsdale, New York and his participation in Boy Scouts. He describes his experience as an engineering student at Dartmouth and his involvement with the Army ROTC [Reserve Officers’ Training Corps]. He discusses his involvement in Kappa Kappa Kappa and how his Christian values were important throughout his time at Dartmouth. Savage describes how the Army was his third choice branch when enlisting in the military. He discusses how he knew he would be drafted so instead he went directly into active duty, and not Officer Candidate School, after graduating from Dartmouth. Savage describes his job as an Army Executive Officer and later platoon leader while in Vietnam. He mentions his job as involving a lot of manual labor and was tasked with enforcing the perimeter. Savage describes the relationships he had with his subordinate soldiers. He explains his difficult transition back from Vietnam and his time spent getting his master’s in engineering at Northeastern University. Savage discusses his relationship with his fiancé after the war. He explains how he returned to the Army Reserves and was exempted from active duty.
Date of Interview
August 18, 2016
Subject
Dartmouth Alumni
Dartmouth History
Military Service
Military Service (Army)
Language
English
Rauner ID
DOH-514
Rights
CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0
Interview Audio Source (MP3)
//rcweb.dartmouth.edu/DDHI/histories/savage_hugh/savage_hugh.mp3
Interview Transcript Source (PDF)
//rcweb.dartmouth.edu/DDHI/histories/savage_hugh/savage_hugh_transcript_final.pdf
HTML
//rcweb.dartmouth.edu/DDHI/histories/savage_hugh/savage_hugh_transcript_final.html

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