Dr. Jack Wheeler on Seal Team Rescue of Captain Phillips-Confirmed Authorship!

Dr. Jack Wheeler on Seal Team Rescue of Captain Phillips-Confirmed Authorship!

Dr. Jack Wheeler on Seal Team Rescue of Captain Phillips-Confirmed Authorship!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email that contains an article about the rescue of Captain Phillips by U.S. Navy Seals allegedly written by Dr. Jack Wheeler.   Phillips and his crew of the container ship Maersk Alabama were being held hostage by Somali pirates.
 

The Truth:

Dr. Jack Wheeler wrote this article and it was found posted posted on his website.

On April 8, 2009 the Maersk Alabama, under the command of Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by Somali Pirates.  The incident ended on April 12 when a team of U.S. Navy Seals marksmen killed three pirates who where holding Phillips on the lifeboat.  Phillips was rescued unharmed.


Posted 11/15/13