Videos posted on social media showed a huge send-off for Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of an aircraft carrier who was ousted Thursday after sending a letter pleading with Navy leadership to protect his crew from the spreading coronavirus.
One video from the Facebook account of Michael Washington shows hundreds of service members on the hanger deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is currently docked in Guam, chanting “Captain Crozier! Captain Crozier!” and clapping.
Someone in the video says, “and that’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you’ve ever had,” and adding “The GOAT [Greatest Of All Time], the man for the people.”
…The letter, which was published in the San Francisco Chronicle, had been sent out broadly via email, creating “panic” on the vessel, according to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.
…But overnight Thursday, videos surfaced on social media showing a raucous going-away for Crozier and the term “Captain Crozier” started trending on Twitter as many praised his decision to protect his crew.
…A video from Facebook user Taliah Peterkin appears to show Crozier walking down the gangway of the ship before saluting the ship and waving good-bye.
They don’t look panicked. I think the word the shitshow treasonous scumbag of a Secretary was looking for was grateful.
Thomas Modly is a traitor to the men and women serving in the Navy.