One of the more famous SEAL wives is Marge Boesch. She is the wife of the well-decorated ex-Navy SEAL Team Leader Rudy Boesch, who is probably more known as the oldest competitor of the TV series ‘Survivor: Borneo’.
Just recently, ‘Survivor: Gabon’ dedicated an episode to the memory of Marge, who died last November 1. She was remembered by friends as a kind and loving person.
As I have mentioned in a previous entry entitled ‘The US Navy SEAL Family’, the commitment to serve the country is not exclusive to the SEALs. When a man enlists himself to this elite naval force, his wife and his entire family make the same commitment, too.
It is not easy to become the wife of a military man. Military wives sacrifice a lot, too, but for their husbands and for the country, they do this with open hearts. That is why the wives of our courageous heroes also deserve our respect. While we offer our deep sense of admiration to the valor and courage that our Navy SEALs have shown, their wives are the ones who gave them unconditional love.
Rudy and Marge have been together for 53 years before she died. They have 3 children namely Ellen Marie, Patricia Ann and Barbara Jean.
Rudy Boesch served the Navy for 45 years and, as the SEAL who has the longest term of active service, was named as the Naval Special Warfare Community Bull Frog. He joined the first-ever season of ‘Survivor’ and made it to the top 3.
He has been described as ‘cranky’ in the show, but for someone who has been into missions that leave no room for error, dealing with the attitudes of other participants may have proven to be more of a challenge than just surviving in the island. Nevertheless, he remains to be one of the most favorite Survivor alumni.