Jimmy Carter Served In The U.S. Navy For Years – And His Exploits Were Extraordinary

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Jimmy Carter is best known as the 39th President of the United States, and he held this position for four years from 1977. But much less remembered is the service that he gave in the U.S. Navy as a young man. And Carter’s duties in the Navy were far from routine. Indeed, in the years just after World War II, he was involved in one of the service’s most sensitive operations – and the extent of his influence may come as a surprise.