- Second World War (1939-1945)
- No.2 Platoon, "A" Company, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, Canadian Army
During the initial assault on St.Aubin-sur-Mer, Corporal Savage was a Section Leader in No. 2 Platoon, "A" Company, North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. Shortly after landing, Corporal Savage was cut off from his Platoon and came under heavy mortar fire in the beach area. Corporal Savage had no way of knowing the fate of the remainder of his platoon or of his Company, but he realized the importance of capturing the platoon objective. He quickly rallied his section and led them under intense mortar fire to the attack and capture of the platoon objective. In this attack his section had to clear a number of houses which were sown with booby traps and mines and held by the enemy. In spite of the handicaps, Corporal Savage fought through to his objective and deployed his section to hold it. He then reported to Company Headquarters that the objective had been captured. Throughout the operation, Corporal Savage showed unflinching determination to carry out his commanders intention. His personal courage was an example to his men at all times and inspired them to the successful completion of a difficult task.