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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:46 PM

 

Base commander: Sailor killed on Norfolk ship was 'heroic' [View all]

Source: Stars & Stripes

NORFOLK, Va. He was a good kid from a humble family who seemed always to want to please his teachers and coaches. He got decent grades and played football and wrestled while in high school in Hagerstown, Md. He wanted to be a cop.

After graduation, Mark Mayo chose his path. He enlisted in the Navy, left home and trained to become a master-at-arms - a military police officer.

Soon he was in Bahrain, then Spain, then Norfolk.

He died here, at age 24, doing a job he loved.


Read more: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/base-commander-sailor-killed-on-norfolk-ship-was-heroic-1.274740#.UzSbba1dU5O



Obviously this young man had a bright career ahead of him. No telling how many others may have been killed if not for him.

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