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RIP Bud Day

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, has died at the age of 88, his widow said Sunday.

    Day, one of the nation's most highly decorated servicemen since Gen. Douglas MacArthur and later a tireless advocate for veterans' rights, died Saturday surrounded by family at his home in Shalimar, after a long illness, Doris Day said.

    "He would have died in my arms if I could have picked him up," she said.

    Day received the Medal of Honor for escaping his captors for 10 days after the aircraft he was piloting was shot down over North Vietnam. In all, he earned more than 70 medals during service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    And he even found a woman named Doris to marry. Outstanding work.
  3. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    I thought maybe they'd cancelled the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor.

    RIP to someone who served the country with distinction.
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