Most people know Jesse Ventura as a pro-wrestler or as the Governor of Minnesota from 1999 – 2003. However, prior to his high profile public image Jesse Ventura also served as an United States Navy SEAL. In fact, he has been quoted as saying that his body building and physical appearance are direct results of his discipline and training which he gained while serving as a Navy SEAL.
Between September of 1969 and 1975, Jesse Ventura served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning home he was awarded with the Vietnam Service medal and the National Defense Service Medal
Jesse Ventura composed an autobiography wherein he revealed a great deal about his time spent in the Navy SEALs. He speaks frankly about going through BUD/S Training and how hard the program was for him to endure. Jesse Ventura further showed his respect to the Navy SEALs when he asked his SEAL Chief Terry Moy to be with him when he was officially sworn in as governor of Minnesota. Terry agreed and stood by his side.
Throughout his life Jesse Ventura has been blessed with many accomplishments. He has held a place in office, has had an excellent wrestling career, and has accomplished more than most men can ever imagine. However, at the top of this all, Jesse Ventura has held a great respect and admiration for the lessons he learned and the training he endured while serving as a United States Navy SEAL.