A local man lost command of the USS Pittsburgh thanks to allegations that he faked his death to end an affair, according to The Day.
Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II recently moved from his home off Rolling Road to Connecticut to assume command of the vessel earlier this month. He lost his new honor when a Chesapeake, Va. women said Ward tried to fake his death in an email. The Washington Post reports the woman became upset when she realized Ward was actually alive. She later learned she was pregnant, and had a miscarriage.
Ward was relieved of command after she contacted the Navy.
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