As a third-generation military veteran, I have seen my fair share of service members performing their duties under volatile, emotionally-charged, extreme circumstances. I’ve heard stories from brave men and women in situations that most of us would only see in movies or hear about on the news. Even in my own family, there are tales [...]
Each year on December 7th, American citizens pause to remember the fallen heroes of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Some gather with fellow veterans to mourn the friends and comrades they lost, others participate in memorial services or parades, while others show footage of the attacks and discuss the effects on today’s service members. Being part [...]
Pete Wikul, the longest serving Navy SEAL in American History officially retired on September 25, 2009. Wikul had previously held the title of “Bull Frog.” This title recognizes an individual who carries the largest amount of cumulative service once they have completed BUD/S Training. This title is given to this individual regardless of rank.
Becoming a United States Navy SEAL is not an easy task. The training for Navy SEALs is considered by most to be the most enduring and difficult training in the United States Military. However, each and every year more and more men attempt to gain the respect and pride that comes with becoming a Navy SEAL. But even before they can begin their training they must meet some very specific qualifications.
Gary Smith is a now retired Navy SEAL who spent five tours in Vietnam. During his time in Vietnam he experienced great battles and great boredom. All of which he has brilliantly relived in three unique and well written novels available at all major bookstores. These books are: Death in the Jungle, Death in the Delta, and Master Chief.
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.