MA 2 Mark A. Mayo , 24, USN, Hagerstown, MD, ANC 25 April 2014

This is a confirmed ANC Mission Plan, and the second and final part of a two part PGR overall mission.
Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Aaron Mayo, 24, of Hagerstown, MD, died 24 March 2014 while on duty as Chief of the Guard, Pier #1, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, VA .  MA 2 Mayo deliberately put himself between a lone gunman and USS Mahan’s (DDG 72) duty Petty Officer of the Watch, giving his own life to ensure the safety of the sailors on board the ship.  Called a Hero by NAVSTA Norfolk’s Commanding Officer, who said; “he made a split-second decision to act and benefit more than just himself."  "This type of courage cannot be taught!”  MA 2 Mayo enlisted in the USN in 2007, and saw service in Bahrain, Spain and Norfolk.  He was assigned to Naval Security Forces, NAVSTA Norfolk.
 
MA 2 Mark A. Mayo is to be interred on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery on 25 April 14 at approximately 1300 hours from the Administration Building. PGR has been invited by his family to attend the services, and we will be there to stand tall silent and proud in honor of this American Hero, his family, friends and comrades at arms.


Service: 25 APR 14
Stage:      1015 hrs.   Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Rd. NE, Wash, DC 20019
Brief:        1030 hrs.
Honors:    1045 hrs.
KSU:        1130 hrs.  Escort to ANC Administration Building
Honors:    1300 hrs. Graveside (time Approximate)

Ride Captain: Bruce “Robocop” Gentile @ 301-542-6707 cell
Co Ride Captain:  Bill Johnston @ 410-507-9176 cell

Iron Horses are preferred, and cages welcomed as always.
Mounted large flags preferred for the escort to ANC (furl upon ANC parking).
Large hand-held flags NOT used in ANC for graveside services but necessary for honors @ FH
Military mandated ID / gear NOT required for this mission.
Please check the weather:   http://tinyurl.com/Arlington-Weather
 
NOTE:  Concealed/carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations.  Therefore do not bring firearms to this mission!

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