Sioux City native Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 88
Retired Col. George “Bud” Day, seen here at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., was an active supporter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, with whom he shared a cell as a POW in Vietnam.
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am
MIAMI — Retired Col. George “Bud” Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, has died, his widow said Sunday. He was 88.
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, Fla., after a long illness, Doris Day said.
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