Heroes' journey: Hallett Mayo, 90, finally shares his battle memories
By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 5, 2011 1:46 PM
"I made up my mind 50 years ago that if anyone asked me a question, I'd give them a yes or no. My own family -- brothers, sisters and Daddy -- I said, 'I'm gonna tell you all one time. That's it. So listen here.'" HALLETT MAYO on his decision not to talk about his World War II experience until this week.
The veterans who made the trip to Washington, D.C., pose in front of the United States Marine Corps Memorial.
WASHINGTON -- There was something fitting about the way the raindrops danced off Hallett Mayo's cap -- how the 90-year-old quipped at the gray skies that greeted him at the World War II Memorial. But those veterans who joined him...
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