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Service tonight to remember slain USS Mahan sailor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo saved a shipmate's life by jumping between her and a civilian gunman who was trying to board USS Mahan.
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Friends and family members of a sailor killed in a shooting last week on Naval Station Norfolk are remembering him at a candlelight memorial service in Hagerstown.

The candlelight service at 7 p.m. Thursday in Hagerstown City Park honors Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. Mayo grew up in the western Maryland city after his family moved there from the Washington, D.C., area.

The 24-year-old sailor saved a shipmate's life by jumping between her and a civilian gunman who was trying to board USS Mahan.

The gunman, civilian truck driver Jeffrey Savage, was killed by Navy security forces responding to the scene. Savage was a convicted felon from Virginia who had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2005 shooting in North Carolina.

AP-WF-04-03-14 0719GMT