RAYMOND L. MAYO, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Raymond Mayo '30

Date of birth: November 8, 1906

Date of death: February 26, 1944

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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Raymond was lost when USS Grayback (SS 208) was sunk by Japanese aircraft on February 26, 1944 south of Okinawa.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Though he was junior to the boat's commanding officer, John Moore '32, Raymond was apparently aboard as the prospective commanding officer.

Legion of Merit

Raymond is listed as a recipient of the Legion of Merit, but unable to find the citation for this award.


Class of 1930

Raymond is one of 42 members of the Class of 1930 in Memorial Hall.