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Sailor Shot While Defending Navy Ship To Be Laid To Rest At Arlington Cemetery

A 24-year-old sailor who was fatally shot protecting another sailor aboard a Navy destroyer is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown is being buried Friday as a hero.

The Navy says it's awarding Mayo the Navy Marine Corps Medal. That's the highest non-combatant decoration for heroism by a sailor or Marine.

Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, was set to present the award to Mayo's family privately before the burial.

The Navy says Mayo was killed aboard the USS Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after he dove in front of another sailor to protect her from a civilian truck driver who had seized her gun.


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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

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Maryland Activists Call For Policing Reforms

Monday night, a group of activists plan to ask lawmakers to sign on to a list of priorities they say are key to improving police accountability when there's misconduct.

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