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The USS San Jacinto passes by the Statue of Liberty in May of 2017. On Thursday, guided-missile cruiser was one of two Navy vessels that broke a record for consecutive days at sea. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, talks to reporters in January. The Navy has decided not to restore him to command. U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is in the western North Pacific Ocean on March 18. The Navy has recommended reinstatement of the ship's captain who was fired after pleading for help with the coronavirus infection onboard. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas/U.S. Navy via AP hide caption

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Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is pictured in November 2019 on the USS Roosevelt. Navy officials have not ruled out reinstating him. He was fired as commander of the aircraft carrier after complaining wasn't getting enough help containing the coronavirus on board. Seaman Apprentice Nicholas Huynh/AP hide caption

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Three U.S. aircraft carriers USS Theodore Roosevelt (top left) USS Ronald Reagan (top center) and USS Nimitz (top right) participate in exercises with South Korean forces in 2017. South Korean Defense Ministry via AP hide caption

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U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was relieved of command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after sending a letter critical of the handling of a shipboard outbreak. U.S. Navy hide caption

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Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 27, 2018. The Roosevelt, currently docked in Guam, has reported dozens of cases of novel coronavirus infection aboard. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday after he complained in a letter about the Navy's response to a shipboard outbreak of the coronavirus. U.S. Navy hide caption

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The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier is pictured off Manila Bay in 2018. The captain, facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus, asked the Pentagon for permission to move most of his crew to shore. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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