IS THE COWPENS CURSED? - THIRD SKIPPER
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"What? Not again!"
That's what many sailors in the Pacific Fleet are saying in the wake of news that the third skipper in four years on the USS Cowpens has been relieved of command.
Also walking the plank, is the guided-missile cruiser's top enlisted member, CMC Gabriel Keeton.
They were sacked by REAR ADM Michael Smith, boss of Carrier Strike Group 3, Naval Surface Forces.
WHAT'S THE REAL REASON IT HAPPENED?
The "official reason" for CAPT Gregory Gombert's relief is, the troubled ship allegedly failed a number of inspections after the Cowpens returned from deployment.
Maybe that's it. But sources tell us Gombert was highly-respected and very competent - two things the shrieking shrew "Horrible Holly" Graf never was - and may have been caught in "political cross-hairs."
CAPT Gombert, a Notre Dame grad, is a seasoned commander, having won praise for his handling of the destroyer Gridley. His prior record in the Navy is impeccable. So what gives?
IS THIS SHIP CURSED?
Is there a "curse" hanging over the Cowpens?
One reader e-mailed: "Why not change the name of the ship, or just sink her?" Another suggested a complete crew change, from seaman to skipper.
Some think the "ghost" of foul-mouthed feminist Holly Graf haunts the cruiser. She's not dead yet, a big disappointment to some of our readers who said they suffered greatly under her reign of terror, so the "horrible" one can hardly wear a white sheet and go "BOO." She hasn't croaked.
But something is clearly wrong with the Cowpens.
WAITING FOR MORE DETAILS TO COME OUT
Whether Graf was an ugly, out-of-control, man-hating bull dyke, or not, isn't the answer.
The second skipper to be relieved, CAPT Robert Marin, stepped on his own dick in 2012 when he was accused of having an affair with another officer's wife.
CAPT Gombert's firing remains a mystery until we find out more details. From what his former crew members have told us, he is a good and decent man who deserves better than this.
|IS THERE A CURSE ON THE COWPENS? - HOLLY
GRAF'S REPLACEMENT, CAPT ROBERT MARIN,
RELIEVED OF COMMAND - NAVY FLAK SAYS
SKIPPER DUMPED FOR "INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR" - NO OTHER EXPLANATION OFFERED
CAUGHT ON CAMERA - CRAZED CAPTAIN
OF CRUISER COWPENS ENDANGERS LIVES
DRAG-RACING DESTROYER McCAIN ON HIGH SEAS
WARSHIPS MISS COLLISION BY ONLY 300 FEET!
"HORRIBLE HOLLY" GRAF RELIEVED OF COMMAND
FOR "CRUELTY AND MALTREATMENT" OF CREW
FAILED TO REPORT INCIDENT - NAVAL ACADEMY
GRAD GRABBED OFFICER BY THROAT, SPAT IN
SAILOR'S FACE, THREATENED TO "KILL" ANOTHER
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM DEMANDS COURT
MARTIAL FOR "OUT-OF-CONTROL" OFFICER
PENTAGON TRIES TO "PROTECT" FIRST FEMALE
SKIPPER OF GUIDED-MIDDLE CRUISER - GRAF
IN LINE FOR REAR ADMIRAL PROMOTION AT
AEGIS (BMD) DESPITE TERRIBLE RECORD
|FLASH NEWS BULLETIN
THE "FEMALE CAPTAIN BLIGH" ESCAPES JUSTICE
HORRIBLE HOLLY GRAF TO BE RETIRED IN-GRADE
GETS GENERAL DISCHARGE BUT NO PUNISHMENT
FOR EGREGIOUS CONDUCT - STAYS A CAPTAIN
BUT AT LEAST WILL NEVER BE ADMIRAL - BOARD
OF INQUIRY SPLIT ON VOTE 2-TO-1. ONE FEMALE
ADMIRAL ON THREE-MEMBER PANEL - CREW OF
COWPENS CONTACTS MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
CALLS GRAF SLUR "WORST SHIP ON WATERFRONT"
A FLAT-OUT LIE - "WE WERE BEST, DESPITE HER."
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