05/09/2017 by hombrerana1221
A report to Military Phony states that Benjamin Jesalva of Bell Gardens California claims to have been a Navy SEAL in Vietnam. His facebook page is littered with Navy SEAL Tridents.
Clearly, he is nobody. Oh, just a shadow!!!!!
He states “no comment due security”. Serious? I guess pulling random pics from the internet works for him.
Ben has a Google account with his profile stating “former navy seal”
Based on his posts and pictures claiming he was a Navy SEAL, his official records were ordered using a Freedom of Information Act request. Ben served in the Navy from November of 1959 until December of 1968, his service records show NO Special Warfare device or assignment to a UDT/SEAL Team. Training courses completed shows NO BUD/S. History of Assignments was requested twice due to missing assignments from July 1967 – Dec 1968. A search was conducted in the UDT/SEAL database and the UDT/SEAL archives for Benjamin Jesalva. Records indicated that Ben never completed BUD/S training or never had been a Navy SEAL.
Ben’s training course shows he was a Stewardsman (SD), which was a cook and galley steward. Could this have been what the 1992 movie “Under Siege” – Casey Ryback’s character was based on? No, we didn’t think so either. In conclusion, records showed that Ben was NEVER a SEAL and NEVER attended BUD/S.