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05/05/11 — Heroes' journey: Hallett Mayo, 90, finally shares his battle memories

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Heroes' journey: Hallett Mayo, 90, finally shares his battle memories

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 5, 2011 1:46 PM

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"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.

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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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