Letter: Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is a true American hero

Editor,

So, my fellow Americans — read forever Donald John Trumpsters — our illustrious golden-hair leader has allowed for the removal of Capt. Brett Crozier, who was in command of the U.S.S. Roosevelt, relieved of duty by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly … another Trumpster forever.

For those who do not know current events, Crozier was dismissed because he feared for the safety of 5,000 sailors under his command aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt because many sailors came down with COVID-19, and all of the other sailors were endangered by the closeness and the proximity of all the other sailors with those to who were already infected.

Crozier “blew the whistle!” Please, don’t give me this crap that he did not follow Navy protocol. He is a seasoned-sailor and command-officer with 30 years of honorable experience, and he surely knows the ends-and-outs of Navy protocol. My assumption is that he informed his higher-ups of his dire situation and they refused to act on it.

I am pretty sure I know the reason why, and I would write it so, but I am getting tired of using certain words to describe this White House.

My concern is, where are all of the other Navy brass? Where are the higher-up officers who should have the cajones to defend this man. Trying to protect you own asses? After all, Crozier’s men, mostly enlisted, and honorable, all hailed him as he left the ship.

You know, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Why are you not rising up and defending this good American, sailor? Or, is this a repeat of Adm. Husband E. Kimmel’s situation?

This must not stand. Knowing our nation’s history as well as I do, I have very few heroes. This man, Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, is one of mine.

Larry Eaton,

Oak Harbor

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