Capt. Brett Crozier was fired after urging faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak.
13 Sailors On The USS Theodore Roosevelt Again Test Positive For COVID-19 After Reportedly Recovering
The sailors had returned to duty on the aircraft carrier after previously testing negative. They have all been taken off the ship.
Capt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter demanding better safety measures as his crew battled a COVID-19 outbreak onboard.
The death comes after the ship's captain, Cpt. Brett Crozier, was fired after pleading with his superiors for more help combatting the coronavirus.
"I certainly don't question his motives," Vice Adm. Bill Merz said of Crozier, who was relieved from the USS Roosevelt after speaking out about the coronavirus.
More than 400 sailors on the Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus after Crozier raised an alarm. Modly is now in quarantine.