Videos show emotional send-off sailors gave aircraft carrier captain fired after warning of coronavirus outbreak
- Navy sailors gave Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt fired after a letter he wrote about a coronavirus outbreak onboard leaked to the media, an emotional send-off.
- “He stuck his neck out for us, so we had and have to do the same for him,” one sailor aboard the aircraft carrier told Insider.
- Several videos posted on social media show sailors cheering and clapping as they chant the captain’s name over and over again.
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“Captain Crozier! Captain Crozier!” Sailors on the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt said goodbye to their commanding officer, Capt. Brett Crozier, who was relieved of duty after raising alarms about a coronavirus outbreak on board, with cheers, whistles, and applause, videos first reported by Stars and Stripes show.
Gathered in the hanger deck, the sailors chanted the captain’s name.
“That’s how you send out one of the greatest captains you ever had,” someone can be heard saying in one of the videos. “The GOAT [greatest of all time], the man for the people.”
“We as a crew really just stood their at attention waiting for [captain] to depart,” a Navy sailor aboard the …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]