Sailors cheered Capt. Brett Crozier as he departed the USS Theodore Roosevelt after being relieved of duty for sounding the alarm over a coronavirus outbreak on the ship (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
Stars and Stripes reports hundreds of Navy personnel gathered in the ship’s hangar deck and chanted Crozier’s name.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly removed Crozier for supposedly not using his chain of command to make service leaders aware of his concerns about the cornavirus outbreak, which is exactly what Crazier did.
NBC News notes Crazier’s actions on April 2:
Crozier raised the alarm this week, sending a strongly worded letter to Navy leadership that detailed his concerns about the spread of the virus on the ship. The letter leaked to the media and generated a series of headlines.