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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scott Waddle, the skipper of the U.S. submarine Greeneville when it struck and sank a Japanese high school fisheries training ship in February, was given an honorable discharge by the Navy effective Sunday, Navy authorities said.

With his retirement, Waddle cannot visit and personally apologize as a Navy officer to the families of nine Japanese who went missing in the collision.

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