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My very first contact with a member of the VOMPC was with Byron Mayo.

My very first contact with a member of the VOMPC was with Byron Mayo.

My very first contact with a member of the VOMPC was with Byron Mayo. The year was 1998. With my then almost 3 year old son in his stroller, we were taking a walk along the bike path in Depot Park. From slightly afar, I saw a

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There’s no getting around it, he’s The Man.

There’s no getting around it, he’s The Man.

In the years that Byron was president, editor of the newsletter, and later as an adviser to various Boards, he had a great impact on the VOMPC. I think of him as the guy that lead the club to good governance, the push to add women to our club,

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Community Posts – We Welcome Your Posts, Whoever You Are!

Community Posts - We Welcome Your Posts, Whoever You Are!

Please be a part of our lives and this living Memorial to Byron W. Mayo. Everyone is welcome. Even if you only know him through this site, if he captures your interest, makes you feel something, if this causes you to reflect on Byron or on your

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Leatherneck WWII Awards ~ 50 Years Late

Leatherneck WWII Awards ~ 50 Years Late

Byron Receives his Distinguished Flying Cross almost 50 years late, at a special ceremony in 1993.

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VMTB 242 Bugs Bunny Squadron Patch

VMTB 242 Bugs Bunny Squadron Patch

I forget who came up with the idea.  One night over a few drinks at the Officers’ Club, a few of us decided that Bugs Bunny had the makings of a gutsy and appropriate squadron insignia for VMTB-242. Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, the legendary Warner Bros.

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