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Bud Day

AKA George Everette Day, Sr.

Born: 24-Feb-1925
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Died: 27-Jul-2013
Location of death: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Military
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former POW

Military service: USMC; USAF

Former cellmate John McCain on Bud Day: "He's one of those people for whom everything is black or white. It's wonderful to go through life like that. I wish I could."

Day on McCain, in 1999: "He would be the very best President... It's got a lot to do with the war. John went into a POW camp a young man and came out of there basically a seasoned cold man who learned an awful lot about how brutal life can be and how wonderful men can be and how wonderful this country is."

Declared to the Sioux City Journal in October 2004 that then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry "will go down in history sometime as the Benedict Arnold of 1971." Day made this odious comparison repeatedly, despite Arnold having taken up arms and actively waged war against his homeland.

"You know, we just got through [electing] a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can run his mouth at Mach 1," Day said. [...] Day confirmed he was speaking of Obama and [US Senate candidate Marco] Rubio.

"You've got the black one with the reading thing [Teleprompter]. He can go as fast as the speed of light and has no idea what he's saying," Day said. "I put Rubio in that same category, except I donít know if heís using one of those readers."

-- Northwest Florida Daily News (March 29, 2010)

Wife: Doris Merlene Sorensen (m. 1949)
Son: Steven Michael Day
Son: George Everette Day, Jr.
Daughter: Sonja Smith
Daughter: Sandra Mathers

    High School: Central High School, Sioux City, IA (dropped out to join the Marines)
    University: BS, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
    Law School: JD, University of South Dakota
    University: MA Political Science, St. Louis University
    Teacher: St. Louis University
    Teacher: Parks College of Aeronautical Technology
    Teacher: Troy State University

    Air Force Association Past Advisor
    John McCain 2008 Truth Squad
    Legion of Valor
    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
    Veterans for Reagan National Chairman
    Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation President
    American Bar Association
    Florida Bar (1977)
    State Bar of South Dakota (1949)
    Taken Prisoner of War (26-Aug-1967)
    Escaped from Prison Vinh Linh
    Shot: Battle
    Taken Prisoner of War (Sep-1967)
    Tortured North Vietnam (1967-73)
    Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Congressional Medal of Honor (6-Mar-1973)
    Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters
    Silver Star
    Purple Heart with three clusters

Author of books:
Return with Honor (1991, with Elaine Shepard)

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