From Minnnesota Tribune:
If former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura didn’t like what Navy SEAL Chris Kyle wrote about him in his memoir, American Sniper, he’s going to positively hate what five fellow SEALs — and the mothers of two of their fallen comrades — have to say about him.
Debbie Lee, who lost her son, Navy SEAL Marc Lee, in Iraq, said the group was mournful and respectful. “It was not a belly-up-to-the-bar type of event,” she wrote.
One of her son’s SEAL teammates introduced her to Ventura, whom she found offensive. She said she heard him criticize the war and called President George Bush a jerk. Ventura could only talk about himself, she said. “He did not say he was sorry for my loss.”
Andrew Paul, a reservist Navy SEAL, said he notified Mansoor’s family about his death and helped carry his body off the plane.
But Ventura’s behavior that night revolted him, Paul said. “He was saying the wrong things in the wrong place at the wrong time. In my opinion, he was being as anti-American as you can possibly get.
Jeremiah Dinnell, an active-duty SEAL, was the exception.
“I heard Ventura say that we shouldn’t be over in Iraq, doing what we were doing,” he said. “And then he said that the SEALs deserved to lose some guys because of what we were doing.
“That’s when Chris punched him. All of us wanted to. Chris was just the first one to pop him.”