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Coronavirus-Stricken U.S. Aircraft Carrier Evacuated in Guam

HeadlineApr 02, 2020

In Guam, the U.S. Navy will allow thousands of sailors to disembark from the USS Theodore Roosevelt to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Officials will keep a skeleton crew aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The evacuation came after the ship’s captain wrote in an impassioned plea to naval commanders that “Sailors do not need to die.” Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly on Wednesday didn’t rule out punishment for the captain over the letter’s release.

Navy Secretary Thomas Modly: “I don’t know who leaked the letter to the media. That would be something that would violate the principles of good order and discipline, if he were responsible for that.”

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