Colonel Bud Day, a man that served our nation proudly, and was among the very few to serve in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; was a POW with John McCain, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor among other medals too numerous to mention here, passed away this weekend. You may read the stunning citation of his Medal of Honor by clicking here.
Over the coming days leading up to his burial, no doubt much will be said about this American Hero who always put America first; I feel it is important to note that he was a devoted husband and father, and a Christian whose faith never waned even during the darkest hours of his five and a half years as a POW.
In an interview last year with Lutheran Witness, he talked about how his faith carried him through; “I have been frightened many times. I don’t make any excuses or apologies for that,” he said. “However, I experienced that there was physically a calm that God gave me in the midst of trouble.”
Bud Day is survived by his loving wife of 64 years; his children, retired Air Force Capt. Steve Day, retired Air Force Lt. Colonel George Day, Sandra Hearn, Sonja LaJeunesse, and 14 grandchildren. He will be laid to rest this Thursday near his home in Florida.
We at The Patriots Press join our entire nation in saluting this man and his service to our great nation. Thank you for a job well done Colonel; rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.Add a comment