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Sailor fatally shoots 2 civilians at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard before turning gun on himself

Doug_Nightmare

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USS Columbia SSN-771 crewman at PHNS DD 2. Topside watch.

Things have changed in the 41 years since an unarmed topside watch on my SSN had to butt a Z5O intruder to the deck. The plainclothes fed was pizzaed off, but the PO got a round of atta boys from the crew anyway. The NRRO fed was a PITA.
 
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https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/12/05/multiple-gunshot-victims-reported-active-shooter-situation-pearl-harbor-naval-shipyard/
The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Wednesday and wounded a third was having disciplinary problems at work and had been enrolled in anger management courses, multiple sources confirm to HNN.
The sailor was identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero.
Romero used his service weapons ― an M4 rifle and an M9 pistol ― in the shooting and on Wednesday had been assigned to stand watch at a submarine undergoing repairs.
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Hawaii News Now has learned that Romero was up for a captain’s mast, a military criminal proceeding that is below a court martial.
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Gross said it is important to know why Romero was being disciplined and why he had taken anger management classes before determining if he should have been allowed an armed watch.
“If it’s something minor and he was going to anger management then you would have to say he’s not a danger to anybody," Gross said. "But yes, it could be significant though. If he had significant health problems and was given a weapon.”
Romero had injuries from punching equipment, including lockers, the multiple sources confirmed.
 

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Boss: "Hey, guys. We have someone who is facing disciplinary action that could mean losing his job, possibly even incarceration. He has a beef with his supervisors. He's been ordered into anger management classes."

Regular business: "So let's treat this one with caution. Home duty, leave with pay, or maybe suspension."

U.S. Navy: "Screw with him some more by giving him weekend duty to stand watch. And let's give him an M-4 and an M-9!"
 

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Better than having a PO2 topside watch drop the load out in civilian public. Wonder what no load NQP rate has a PO2 topside watch? My boat’s nose-coners COB resented Rickover’s prohibition of nukes standing their SLJ watches.
 

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...too funny...all non-quals up forward stood topside watch...nukes?...too fragile for such mundane work...standing watch on a shutdown boiler...not hard work...I often volunteered for topside watch...during the summer...in Charleston that is...New London, winter or summer, Duty Chief was my preference.
 
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