Fired USS Theodore Roosevelt commander has tested positive for coronavirus, New York Times report says

Capt. Brett Crozier speaks with local news media at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Jan. 17, 2020. KAYLIANNA GENIER/U.S. NAVY
Capt. Brett Crozier speaks with local news media at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Jan. 17, 2020. KAYLIANNA GENIER/U.S. NAVY

Fired USS Theodore Roosevelt commander has tested positive for coronavirus, New York Times report says

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Capt. Brett Crozier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt commander fired last week after his letter seeking help for the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier was leaked to the media, has tested positive for the illness, according to a Sunday report in The New York Times.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly decided late Thursday to relieve Crozier, saying he had lost trust and confidence in his ability to command because his scathing four-page letter demanding approval to remove most of the nearly 5,000 crew members aboard the ship was too widely distributed.

So far, at least 155 sailors aboard the Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CNN on Sunday.

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