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USS Theodore Roosevelt’s fateful Vietnam port call had blessing of Pacific’s highest commanders


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FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — At his daily coronavirus task force briefing Monday, President Donald Trump expressed disdain that the USS Theodore Roosevelt, on which nearly 600 sailors have now tested positive for the virus, risked a stop in Vietnam last month.

In the days after the aircraft carrier completed its historic five-day port call to Danang that ran March 5-8, crew members began exhibiting symptoms of the disease, which originated in China late last year. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/uss-theodore-roosevelt-s-fateful-vietnam-port-call-had-blessing-of-pacific-s-highest-commanders-1.626103

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