Good for the Navy on the USS Gabrielle Giffords, bad karma on the Cowpens, and more Navy crime news from all over
- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good for the Navy. Some of my e-friends dislike naming the ship after a former member of Congress who is still alive. But in the case of Gabrielle Giffords’ case, I think that is kind of the point — honoring a woman of courage, resiliency and spirit.
Also, oddly, the chief of the boat for one of the crews of the USS Nebraska got the heave-ho. The Navy says it was not because he got all inappropriate with a female midshipmen. But they didn’t say why it was.
Also, a Navy wife was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing to death her lt. cdr. husband, supposedly provoked by learning he was having an affair.