Captain Byron A. Lee, USN (ret.) graduated
from the United States Naval Academy in 1950 and spent much of his career working in the field of nuclear engineering.
he is the author of Naval Warrior: The Life of Commodore Isaac Mayo.
The MOAA said of Naval Warrior: The Life of Commodore Isaac Mayo,
“Isaac Mayo was a larger-than-life person. His exploits included saving a drowning sailor from New York harbor, fighting
two private duels, capturing a pirate ship in the West Indies, capturing a slave ship in Africa, killing an African chief
with his pistol bayonet, capturing Chief Mad Tiger in Florida, rescuing 60 people in Mexico using a small boat in a raging
storm, and breaching the wall of Veracruz with his naval guns. In addition to his sea and combat experiences, he was pivotal
in locating the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.”