The eight received general discharges following allegations they assaulted and choked the sailor aboard the ship, the Bonhomme Richard, as part of a rite to initiate the sailor into a new department, said Lt. Cmdr. David McKinney.
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McKinney said the assault, which took place Jan. 17 in the ship's berthing area, was videotaped and the victim treated for injuries.
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