Sailor Who Apologized to Iranians Identified as 27-Year-Old Navy Lieutenant [VIDEO]

The young Navy lieutenant who apologized to the Iranians after U.S. boats entered Iran’s territory has been identified as Lt. David Nartker.

The 27-year-old grew up in Chicago and now lives in Ohio. 

Former Navy SEAL Chris Heban told INSIDE EDITION: “It is quite possible they were coerced or threatened into an apology. It certainly doesn’t make us look good.”



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  • Patsy

    Is this our new Army. Are all our services trained to tell them what they want to know. Have all the rules changed to just apologize. Have they transformed our military to this extent. If this is what we now have then we are in more trouble than we could ever have imagined.

    • KellyKAFIR

      there were no soldiers there. Only Sailors.

  • Marc R
  • DenverKitty

    Lt Nartker was RESPONSIBLE for his entire crew and the ship he was assigned to. Notwithstanding the fact that one (very vulnerable) WOMAN was assigned to his crew, he shouldered RESPONSIBILITY for everyone’s safety. Though I believe the Geneva Convention was applicable, the protection of his crew hung in the balance. I, for one, did NOT wish to see them all beheaded. We will send these muzzlimes to h3ll soon enough. God bless the U.S.A.

  • Jerry Sutton

    He was smiling!!!