— The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, who was assigned to Naval Security Forces at Naval Station Norfolk, was shielding a sailor from a civilian truck driver who had taken her gun during the March 24 confrontation aboard the destroyer USS Mahan, officials said. Mayo was 24.
Jeffrey Tyrone Savage shot Mayo, officials said. Naval Security Forces then shot Savage to death, officials said.
Capt. Robert E. Clark Jr., the commander of Naval Station Norfolk, said last month that Mayo's actions were "nothing...