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Sailors give send-off to Navy captain fired over letter on COVID-19 outbreak

 

Last updated 4/3/2020 at 4:59pm



SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A large crowd of service members gave a warm send- off to the former captain of a San Diego-based aircraft carrier, whose widely-publicized letter asking for help from Navy leadership regarding a COVID-19 outbreak aboard his ship resulted in his firing.

Video footage posted on social media showed a raucous crowd of sailors chanting Capt. Brett Crozier's name as he departed the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is currently docked in Guam, where the Navy is working to move around 3,000 of its sailors off the carrier. More than 100 sailors have tested positive for COVID-19 so f...



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