J.D. Mayo was born in Hawkins County, TN to George Hussell Mayo and Nancy Virginia Ward.
He was initially buried at Blosville Cemetery at Carentan, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, C, 2, 38
Rogersville Review, April 29, 1945
Mrs. Nancy Crawford of Rogersville, Rt. 3, has received a certificate of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously to her son, Pvt. J.D. Mayo, who was killed in France on July 14, 1944. Pvt. Mayo entered service in March of 1942 and has only two months overseas service. Along with this certificate, Mrs. Crawford received a memorium reading thus: In Greatful memory of Private J.D. Mayo who died in the service of his country in the European area July 14, 1944. “He stand in the unbroke line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessing. Freedom lives and throught it he lives – in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 22 July 1922
- Date of death: 13 July 1944
- County: Hawkins
- Hometown: Rogersville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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