Remember the hazing at Bahrain

Here’s a new twist; Navy Times reports:

A senior master-at-arms and expert dog handler once censured by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for abusing subordinates has, in a remarkable twist of fate, been awarded the Silver Star for battlefield heroism during a harrowing 2009 firefight in Afghanistan during which he shot and killed two enemy fighters firing at him from less than 15 feet away.

Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Michael Toussaint “displayed great battlefield courage,” Mabus wrote in the May 11 citation, a copy of which was obtained by Navy Times. The Navy verified its authenticity.

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