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Topic - Christopher Pumphrey
Navy Capt. Owen P. Honors, removed from command of one of the Navy's most powerful warships and under investigation for ribald videos made to amuse his crew, is getting moral support from an unexpected quarter — gay sailors who served under his command.
Mr. Pumphrey noted that the majority of the crew were under 25 and that the juvenile humor in the videos was a way to get the crew's attention.
Long wartime deployments in the cramped quarters of a naval vessel are "extremely stressful," he said, "You get cabin fever and the way to relieve that is humor, often of a kind that would not be understood or even seem offensive to people who have never been in that situation.