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2 x 2: Navy fires Mercy medical captain

2 x 2: Navy fires Mercy medical captain

He allegedly lied about his weight. The Navy throws in the usual charges about failing to obey and order and not acting like an officer and a gentleperson.

Oddly, his east coast counterpart, aboard the Comfort, got the same heave-ho a couple of weeks ago, but over leadership issues.

On the upside, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, a specialist in neural engineering, joined the Navy Reserve — at age 42.

On a more somber note, I want to express my sympathy for the families of all those who were killed yesterday at the D.C. Navy Yard, as well as for all those who work there.