Malinoff remembered the lyrics to songs from old movies with great accuracy despite having dementia in his later years.
Some 300 marines standing at attention aboard the USS Winston Churchill were greeted by a Sudanese military band in Port Sudan.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin instructed the carrier and and the 5,000 sailors and Marines of its strike group to return home after being deployed for over 240 days.
Ninety-six hours after being told to come home the 'Nimitz' got another order to “halt its routine redeployment” and remain on station.
The US Navy said the guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur had "conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Dec. 31 in accordance with international law."
The passing of this important step is giving the unmanned aerial refueler hope for a promising future.
The decommissioning process will take nine months to a year and will cost an estimated $30 million.
Such incidents at sea are rare, but they underscore the poor diplomatic and military relations between Russia and the United States.
The three men had embarked on Saturday on a 42 km trip from Poluwat to Pulap atolls, islands that are part of the Federated States of Micronesia.
"It is necessary for everyone to assume that they are infected at all times," said base commanding officer Captain Greg Smith, citing learning about asymptomatic carriers of the virus.