WATCH: Navy Officer Relieved Of Command Receives Cheers From His Sailors

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Capt. Brett Crozier was met with cheers and applause as he left the USS Theodore Roosevelt this week.

Overwhelming cheers and applause from sailors were heard as Captain Brett Crozier left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, video of the occasion showed.

Crozier was relieved of his command of the 5,000 crew aircraft carrier after his letter pleading for assistance with the coronavirus outbreak on board was leaked to the press this week, NBC News reported.

The captain will be reassigned and has not been thrown out of the Navy, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said.

Modly indicated previously that Crozier was relieved of his command because he "demonstrated extremely poor judgment" during the crisis, saying his letter was sent using "non-secure unclassified email" to a "broad array of people" rather than up the chain of command.

"I have no doubt in my mind that Captain Crozier did what he thought was in the best interest of the safety and well-being of his crew," Modly said, according to NBC. "Unfortunately, it did the opposite. It unnecessarily raised the alarm of the families of our sailors and Marines with no plans to address those concerns."

The ship was operating in the Pacific but pulled into port at Guam last week after a number of crew members tested positive for the coronavirus. On Wednesday, 93 sailors had tested positive for the virus and more than 1,000 were taken off the ship and put into isolation on Guam, NBC reported.

“We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our Sailors,” Crozier had written in his letter.

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dlplatt
dlplatt

At least Crozier had guts--more than I can say for Modly and the rest of Trump duffs

Kradek
Kradek

It's amazing how many traitors there are in the trump world...like Vindamen, Bolton...

kreega
kreega

Another murderous traitor was Rich Nixon, read about his communicating with the North Vietnamese, while LBJ was negotiating the end of the war. Nixon offered a better deal, if they would perform certain actions so Nixon could get elected. We have laws against any American engaging and communicating with a warring national enemy against the interest of the negotiating U.S. government.


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