In Memoriam



Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, 24

A brave young man who gave his life to protect a fellow shipmate.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

The Gospel According to St. John

book 15; verse 13


USS Mahan (DDG-72) conducts a replenishment-at-sea in April 2013. (official US Navy photo)


The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) wrapped up a five-day port visit March 10 2014 to New Orleans, the first ship in five years to make a visit there during Mardi Gras. (Official US Navy photo)




CARIBBEAN SEA (April 9, 2007); In Line Ahead:  From right to left, RFA Wave Ruler (A 390), USS Mahan (DDG-72), CS Almirante Latorre (FFG 14), Sachsen (F 219), and USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) navigate together in formation during an exercise. (Official US Navy photo)

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Charles McCain

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