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(ABC)   Medal Of Honor recipient Bud Day dies at 88. He spent 5 1/2 years as a POW in Vietnam and was John McCain's cellmate at the Hanoi Hilton, and earned over 70 medals in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 80
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2013-07-28 05:25:18 PM
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RIP, Sir.
 
2013-07-28 05:46:46 PM
He was a POW and they let him stay at the Hilton? Not bad.
 
2013-07-28 05:47:18 PM
My father is also a veteran of WW2, Korea and Vietnam. Over 400 combat missions and Thank God never a POW.
 I can't begin to imagine what Col. Day and his family went through.
He was one of those people that we need more of, R.I.P. Sir.
 
2013-07-28 05:58:23 PM
*salutes*
 
2013-07-28 05:58:37 PM

Mugato: He was a POW and they let him stay at the Hilton? Not bad.


He especially appreciated the mints they left on his pillow each day.
 
2013-07-28 06:23:11 PM
"I'm not your friend, Bud Day!"

/Wish I was
 
2013-07-28 06:25:39 PM
Salute.
 
2013-07-28 06:26:54 PM

Lionel Mandrake: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 200x157]

RIP, Sir.


dstanley: *salutes*


THIS
 
2013-07-28 06:27:49 PM
Let's just make sure (and it's up to all of us), that these heroes become a memory.
 
2013-07-28 06:29:32 PM
Do they even make coffins big enough to hold balls that big?
 
2013-07-28 06:32:04 PM
A two page obituary and nary a single mention of him whoring his Medal of Honor out to the Swift Boat morons.
 
2013-07-28 06:34:56 PM
Pretty bad ass, especially compared to the apparently large number of pussies around these days who stress out and call 911 because a fast food joint forgot to put pickles on their burger.
RIP Sir.
 
2013-07-28 06:36:44 PM
RIP, medal man.  Thanks for your service.
 
2013-07-28 06:42:59 PM

RobDownSouth: A two page obituary and nary a single mention of him whoring his Medal of Honor out to the Swift Boat morons.


And he would have said that John Kerry whored out his medals to the Winter Solider morons.  It's all a matter of which side of the political spectrum you're on.  I still remember 2008, and Farkers mocking the shiat out of John McCain's military service because they didn't like his politics.
 
2013-07-28 06:47:14 PM

devildog123: RobDownSouth: A two page obituary and nary a single mention of him whoring his Medal of Honor out to the Swift Boat morons.

And he would have said that John Kerry whored out his medals to the Winter Solider morons.  It's all a matter of which side of the political spectrum you're on.  I still remember 2008, and Farkers mocking the shiat out of John McCain's military service because they didn't like his politics.


Knowing McCain as well as he did, old guy probably voted for Obama on the sly anyway.
 
2013-07-28 06:48:58 PM
First off, as a retired U S Navy Chief, thank you for your comments. There are too many people who don't realize the sacrifices made by medal recipients.
Secondly, for the person who posted this story, and all who read it; please don't call anyone a medal winner. They earned their medals. They are recipients. It may seem like a degradation to those who don't understand. To those who do understand, calling them a medal winner is an insult.
Thank you.
 
2013-07-28 06:52:18 PM
salute  /O
 
2013-07-28 06:57:23 PM
Dan, Dan, Butterfield.
 
2013-07-28 07:02:34 PM
Thanks for your clarification 1gunship. If you hadn't, I would have. Mr. Day was lucky. Most recipients had to die to get theirs.
 
2013-07-28 07:02:47 PM
This man was indeed a stud.And he was married to Doris Day.
 
2013-07-28 07:04:52 PM
It's just, "Medal of Honor."
There's nothing congressional about it. Congress does not bestow it. It has nothing to do with congress.
 
2013-07-28 07:12:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: It's just, "Medal of Honor."
There's nothing congressional about it. Congress does not bestow it. It has nothing to do with congress.


Maybe they've fixed it, but ironically in my time in (mid-90's) official Army paperwork abbreviated it as "CMH".
 
2013-07-28 07:18:11 PM

1gunship: First off, as a retired U S Navy Chief, thank you for your comments. There are too many people who don't realize the sacrifices made by medal recipients.
Secondly, for the person who posted this story, and all who read it; please don't call anyone a medal winner. They earned their medals. They are recipients. It may seem like a degradation to those who don't understand. To those who do understand, calling them a medal winner is an insult.
Thank you.


Are you suggesting that other soldiers who fought in 'Nam but didn't get medals somehow did nothing to earn them?

/welcome to the world you made soldier
//where anything is an insult, and everything is a crime
 
2013-07-28 07:20:38 PM
Semper Fi. <0
 
2013-07-28 07:20:39 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: It's just, "Medal of Honor."
There's nothing congressional about it. Congress does not bestow it. It has nothing to do with congress.


People call it that because the first line of the citation goes "The President of the United States, in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting THE MEDAL OF HONOR to:

It's not a big stretch to see why people think of it as the "Congressional Medal of Honor, it does sound like Congress has something to do with it.
 
2013-07-28 07:29:23 PM
Thank you, modmins. You know what I mean.
 
2013-07-28 07:29:29 PM
RIP Sir.

Is today the day the FarkLibtards like, or hate, McClain. I get confused.
 
2013-07-28 07:29:29 PM

devildog123: I still remember 2008, and Farkers mocking the shiat out of John McCain's military service because they didn't like his politics.


That's just mean and stupid of those Farkers.  It's probably the only thing I didn't mock about McCain during the campaign.
 
2013-07-28 07:29:29 PM
More than anything else I wish he hadn't injured his reputation by associating with the Swifties. That's not the way he deserves to be remembered.
 
2013-07-28 07:31:24 PM

RobDownSouth: A two page obituary and nary a single mention of him whoring his Medal of Honor out to the Swift Boat morons.


Oh, how you must suffer.
 
2013-07-28 07:31:52 PM

Myria: devildog123: I still remember 2008, and Farkers mocking the shiat out of John McCain's military service because they didn't like his politics.

That's just mean and stupid of those Farkers.  It's probably the only thing I didn't mock about McCain during the campaign.


McCain's service is one of the only things he's done that doesn't deserve to get mocked.
 
2013-07-28 07:32:24 PM
devildog123: I still remember 2008, and Farkers mocking the shiat out of John McCain's military service because they didn't like his politics.
Shouldn't mock a military man's service.
It's just not right.

/but
//this
///is Fark
 
2013-07-28 07:38:10 PM
We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.
 
2013-07-28 07:40:18 PM

jso2897: Knowing McCain as well as he did, old guy probably voted for Obama on the sly anyway.


 not even joking, i am sure thats probably the case. i had older family that served with mccain, and were old friends with reagan - they voted obama too.
 around the v.a., most of the old guys were terrified of having him in control of anything; they probably knew better than anyone else that under pressure + untreated ptsd is an ugly, ugly thing. that dude just exudes it.
 
2013-07-28 07:43:12 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: More than anything else I wish he hadn't injured his reputation by associating with the Swifties. That's not the way he deserves to be remembered.


 um, yes, it is actually.

 more than any of the situations he won his medals for, that particular situation was the only one entered into with deliberation, intent, and completely of his own choosing.  i would say it was possibly even more indicative of him as a person.
 
2013-07-28 07:56:53 PM

Apik0r0s: We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.


that was indeed his legacy though, and his true calling.

lots of good men served in the military with distinction. so did a lot of evil bastards, too.

service does not excuse lack of integrity - evil men have been using their medals to deflect criticism from everything from crooked politics, hate speech, and fraud as long as there have been medals.
 
2013-07-28 08:05:20 PM

Tumunga: RIP Sir.

Is today the day the FarkLibtards like, or hate, McClain. I get confused.


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2013-07-28 08:06:30 PM
RIP, man. True badass.
 
2013-07-28 08:06:57 PM
All I can think of is John McCain must be old too, a walking ad for term limits.
 
2013-07-28 08:07:25 PM
God bless!

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2013-07-28 08:08:50 PM

CliChe Guevara: Adolf Oliver Nipples: More than anything else I wish he hadn't injured his reputation by associating with the Swifties. That's not the way he deserves to be remembered.

 um, yes, it is actually.

 more than any of the situations he won his medals for, that particular situation was the only one entered into with deliberation, intent, and completely of his own choosing.  i would say it was possibly even more indicative of him as a person.


Eh, if you had spent 5 years being brutally tortured, and then some guy who spent less than 6 months in country got up before congress, while you were still being held and tortured, and called you (not personally, but by association) a war criminal, if, 30 years later, you had the chance to stick it to him, you probably would.
 
2013-07-28 08:10:04 PM

Apik0r0s: We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.


He was basically to the right of Ted Nugent and less quiet about it.
 
2013-07-28 08:11:06 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Thank you, modmins. You know what I mean.


Admins too, thanks
 
2013-07-28 08:22:14 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: It's just, "Medal of Honor."
There's nothing congressional about it. Congress does not bestow it. It has nothing to do with congress.


You are correct. The official name is Medal of Honor.
 
2013-07-28 08:23:34 PM
devildog123:Eh, if you had spent 5 years being brutally tortured, and then some guy who spent less than 6 months in country got up before congress, while you were still being held and tortured, and called you (not personally, but by association) a war criminal, if, 30 years later, you had the chance to stick it to him, you probably would.

Yeah, pretty much this.

/didn't serve
//never tortured
///respect them all greatly
 
2013-07-28 08:42:30 PM
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Some folks just love a good fight
 
2013-07-28 08:43:12 PM

Confabulat: Apik0r0s: We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.

He was basically to the right of Ted Nugent and less quiet about it.


THIS.  if ted nugent had a medal of honor to wave around i would not think any differently of that choad either.
service does not excuse being an ignorant, lying racist bigot and violent religious extremist.

/thanks for the service, bud, now burn in hell where you and your kind belong.
 
2013-07-28 08:56:51 PM

CliChe Guevara: Apik0r0s: We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.

that was indeed his legacy though, and his true calling.

lots of good men served in the military with distinction. so did a lot of evil bastards, too.

service does not excuse lack of integrity - evil men have been using their medals to deflect criticism from everything from crooked politics, hate speech, and fraud as long as there have been medals.


You never knew the man, and neither did I, but I find it ironic that he went through what he went through and did what he did so that you have the freedom to come here today and try to shiat all over him. Nice work.

RIP,  Col. Day.
 
2013-07-28 08:59:35 PM
Since this guy made the choice to belittle another soldier's service, I don't have any problem calling this douche exactly what he was. He will be remembered for being nothing but a rightwing wacko who referred to Obama as "the black one."
 
2013-07-28 08:59:45 PM

oh_please: CliChe Guevara: Apik0r0s: We don't think of the NFL when we think of OJ, and I remember this guy as a Swift Boater, who participated in leveraging money to smear the service of others. Whatever.

that was indeed his legacy though, and his true calling.

lots of good men served in the military with distinction. so did a lot of evil bastards, too.

service does not excuse lack of integrity - evil men have been using their medals to deflect criticism from everything from crooked politics, hate speech, and fraud as long as there have been medals.

You never knew the man, and neither did I, but I find it ironic that he went through what he went through and did what he did so that you have the freedom to come here today and try to shiat all over him. Nice work.

RIP,  Col. Day.


I had never used the ignore button in my time here, it came in handy today
 
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