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Fired Navy captain is a 'hero' and 'chose the honorable course': The great-grandson of aircraft carrier's namesake says President Roosevelt would've also raised coronavirus alarms

Fired Navy captain is a 'hero' and 'chose the honorable course': The great-grandson of aircraft carrier's namesake says President Roosevelt would've also raised coronavirus alarms
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Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, penned an opinion column in defense of the commander of the US Navy aircraft carrier who was relieved of his command, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.




In the opinion column, Roosevelt explains that Crozier "risked" his career and "deserved our deepest gratitude" for raising awareness of the coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship.




Roosevelt wrote that he believed his great-grandfather, who commanded troops during the Spanish-American War in 1898, would have agreed with Crozier.




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The great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt penned an opinion column in defense of the commander of the US Navy aircraft carrier who was relieved of his command on Thursday, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Tweed Roosevelt, who leads the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University, wrote the column published in the New York Times, titled "Captain Crozier Is A Hero." In it, he explains that Crozier "risked" his career and "deserved our deepest gratitude."
The US Navy announced Crozier's dismissal on Thursday, three days after the San Francisco Chronicle published a leaked letter he addressed to Navy leaders. In the four-page letter, Crozier urged a "political solution" and "immediate and decisive action" as his crew dealt with the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 137 sailors of the ship's roughly 4,800 crew members have been diagnosed with the coronavirus as of Friday.
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