NORFOLK (NNS) -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mayo, 24, was killed during a shooting incident at Naval Station Norfolk Monday, Mar. 24. Mayo was assigned to Naval Security Forces, Naval Station Norfolk.
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism by the United States Department of the Navy to the members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mark Ferguson, will present the award to Mayo's family in a private ceremony prior to the burial.
Mayo will be laid to rest at 1 p.m. Friday at Arlington.
A Hagerstown, Md. native, Mayo enlisted in the Navy in October 2007 and reported to Naval Station Norfolk in May 2011.
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