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  • Title
    Former commander
  • Affiliation
    U.S.S. Roosevelt

As the coronavirus spread quickly through his aircraft carrier, Crozier urged his superior to help him evacuate stricken crew—and then wrote a plea to other brass after relief was slow in coming. When the letter was leaked to the press, it prompted Crozier’s removal—but not before drawing the nation’s attention to the threat posed to our troops, a reality driven home on April 13 when a sailor from the ship died from the virus.