From Renee of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:
We have a fallen Hero from Soldiers' Angels, Army Private Barry Mayo.
Pvt. Barry W. Mayo, 21, of Ecru, MS, died Mar. 5 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Barry is survived by his father & stepmother, John & Becky Mayo, his mother Kimberly Yarbrough, and his brother, Andy Lee Mayo.
Spc. Blake Harris and Spc. Ryan D. Russell were killed in the same attack.
Mayo attended North Pontotoc High School and had one semester at Northeast Mississippi Community College before entering the Army.
“He first went over to Iraq when he just turned 18,” his grandmother Patricia Mayo said. “He had come back home and had been back for two weeks before he went back on Feb. 20, his 21st birthday.”
Please take a moment to read the Army Pvt. Barry W. Mayo tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.
The Patriot Guard Riders are riding for Pvt. Mayo.
Remember our Heroes.