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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:42 PM

The Navy tried to cast Capt. Brett Crozier as a villain. New emails reveal how much support...

The Navy has repeatedly blamed Capt. Brett Crozier for the unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt last year, but newly-released emails show several of Crozier’s colleagues instantly recognized that he had put the lives of his crew above his own career.

“You are a great leader and Naval Officer,” Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, commander of Navy Region Northwest, told Crozier in April. The Navy’s top brass would say the opposite two months later when Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday accused Crozier of acting too slowly to contain the disease and putting his ship at risk by lifting a quarantine.

Barnett’s email was among more than 1,200 pages of communications the Navy provided to Task & Purpose in response to its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for all emails sent to and from Crozier’s email address between March 25, 2020 and April 2, 2020.

Crozier wrote an urgent letter to other Navy commanders on March 30 warning that his sailors would die unless most of the ship’s crew was moved into individual quarantine ashore. He was fired on April 2, shortly after the San Francisco Chronicle published a leaked copy of his letter.

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/emails-reveal-brett-crozier-support/

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Reply The Navy tried to cast Capt. Brett Crozier as a villain. New emails reveal how much support... (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 6 OP
samnsara Mar 6 #1
Raster Mar 6 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Mar 6 #3
Raster Mar 6 #4
50 Shades Of Blue Mar 6 #5
bedazzled Mar 6 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:44 PM

1. i see a netflix movie...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:49 PM

2. There may be a vid clip available of Captain Crozier taking his last walk...

...down the gangway off the ship. The crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt clapped in unison and chanted his name.
It is well worth watching. It was CLEAR what the crewmembers of the Roosevelt thought of their departing Captain.

THEY. KNEW. WHO. HAD. THEIR. BACK...

And it sure wasn't the top Navy brass or the tRump* DoD.

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:53 PM

3. Here's one...

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:00 PM

4. Thanks for that! Brings a tear every time.

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Response to Raster (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. Same here!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:44 PM

6. He needs an important job in the Biden Administration

Recognition for a job well done

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