AKA George Everette Day, Sr.
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Location of death: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
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.
-- Northwest Florida Daily News (March 29, 2010)
"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."
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
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
Purple Heart with three clusters
Author of books:
Return with Honor (1991, with Elaine Shepard)
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