Who Are Some of the Most Famous Retired Navy Seals?


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Jesse Ventura and Chris Kyle are two famous retired Navy SEALs. Ventura served on Reserve SEAL Team One before he moved into professional wrestling and served as governor of Minnesota. Kyle, who was considered one of the U.S. military's best snipers with 160 confirmed kills, wrote "American Sniper" in 2012 before he was shot to death at a Texas gun range in 2013.

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Who Are Some of the Most Famous Retired Navy Seals?
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Roy Boehm was a Pacific veteran of World War II and became one of the first members of SEAL Team Two in 1962. Bob Kerrey received the Medal of Honor and represented Nebraska in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2001. Kerrey served as president of The New School in New York City until 2011.

Rudy Boesch entered the Navy in 1945 and also became one of SEAL Team Two's first members in 1962. He was the longest-serving SEAL when he retired in 1990. He was a competitor in the television series "Survivor" and was the host of the television show "Combat Missions."

Robert O'Neill identified himself as the killer of Osama bin Laden during Operation Neptune Spear in May 2011. Eric Olson, who served in SEAL Team Six, was the first SEAL to become a vice admiral and a four-star admiral of the Navy.

Christopher Cassidy was platoon commander of two SEAL teams, serving in Afghanistan and the Mediterranean before he became an astronaut. Scott Helvenson was the youngest person to complete SEAL training and worked as a private military contractor in Iraq. He was killed in Iraq in 2011.

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