Francis L. Mayo

MAYO,FRANCIS
Francis L. Mayo

Francis L. Mayo

Colonel Francis Lee Mayo was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 187, 22 February 1943. His first assignment upon commissioning was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Repl Training Center, Fort McClellan, AL. | His subsequent assignments include: Army Air Corps Pilot Tng; Fighter Pilot, 69th Tactical Recon Gp, European Theater of Operations; Platoon Leader, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, SC; Commander, M Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry, ItArizonauki, Japan; Adjutant, Maint and Supply Gp, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Instr Pilot and S-3, Traig Air Force Base, AL; Ops and Tng Adv, Floyd Bennett Naval Air Station, NY; Wing War Plans Off, Goose Air Base, Labrodor, Canada; Fighter Gy Instructor, Williams Air Force Base, VA; Chief, Tactical Ops, 2d Air Division, Ton Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam; War Plan Of, Air Staff, Pentagon; Chief, USAF Mission, Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; Chief, Tactical Bare Base Project, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA. | Colonel Mayo has attended the Air Force Command and Staff College. | His military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1987

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01190