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Alabama Navy vet shot video that got Enterprise Captain fired

By Eric Sollman - bio | email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Raunchy comedy videos made on board an aircraft carrier have cost a Senior Navy Officer his position.

A 2002 graduate of Huntsville High, tells WAFF 48 News exclusively that he was on board the U.S.S. Enterprise when the raunchy videos were made.

You've seen the now former Captain Owen Honors, on camera.

Christopher Pumphrey of Huntsville stood behind the camera.

"They had to find time to shoot these, I was asked to shoot one of them," said Pumphrey. 

Now honorably discharged from the Navy, Pumphrey was stationed on board the U.S.S. Enterprise from 2005 to 2007.

"I was a journalist working in the public affairs office, and I worked beside everyone who was in charge of making the "XO" movie nights."

The "XO"in XO movie nights stands for Executive Officer. The Executive Officer is the 2nd highest in ship command below the captain.

The Executive Officer at the time was Owen Honors, the star of the now infamous movies.

Honors would later become the ships captain.

"You're talking about 2-4 minutes out of an entire week that he was goofy," said Pumphrey. 

"That's what made them entertaining, because you've got this XO, someone that everyone looks up to," Pumphrey added. 

He says he wasn't ordered to shoot the video, or see them for that matter.

"These videos were not mandatory viewing, no one was ordered to watch them, or required to watch them, it was something for the crew to unwind with at the end of the week."

Pumphrey says he stands by the now former captain, and the clips that relieved Owen Honors of his rank.

"Sailors get cabin fever, they always get cabin fever, and humor is the best for that."

Honors says the complaints that were made were about the content of the video, and that no one ever felt anyone was being harassed or treated unfairly.

"In fact the moral of the shift was very high, and very good for an aircraft carrier that was deployed and deployed twice," said Pumphrey. 

"I would gladly serve under Captain Honors, and if there were more officers in the Navy like Captain Honors, I would have re-enlisted," he added.

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