The Navy captain removed from command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt last week after warning that action was needed to save the lives of his crew from a coronavirus outbreak has tested positive for the virus, according to The New York Times on Sunday.
Earlier this week Crozier sent a letter to the Navy pleading for help with the outbreak of coronavirus aboard the ship, which was forced to dock in Guam last week.
“We are not at war,”
Crozier wrote in a four-page letter to bosses detailing how the ship did not have enough quarantine facilities.
“Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset our sailors.”
The letter was leaked to the media putting the Pentagon on the defensive as to whether they were doing enough for the crew.