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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 26
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2013-07-28 06:42:59 PM  
3 votes:

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 09:12:47 PM  
2 votes:
CliChe Guevara
I'm always glad I served my country for people like you.
I'm sure others are too.
I'm also glad because I was assured of never running into a little shiat like you while I was in.
2013-07-28 08:08:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:29:29 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:48:58 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:34:56 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:32:04 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:25:18 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP, Sir.
2013-07-29 06:04:49 AM  
1 votes:

chiett: FLYNAVY and you could regale us with great stories of your time in the Core!


If you have proof he is an act of Stolen Valor, please present it to us. Otherwise, STFU, you asshole.

Thanks for your service. You have my respect for being a responsible citizen. It doesn't excuse you treating everyone else like shiat.
2013-07-28 11:57:21 PM  
1 votes:
Thanks for keeping it classy, farkers.  He was against a dude that threw his medals away while keeping copies of them for an eventual presidential run, so he's worse than Hitler.
2013-07-28 11:20:21 PM  
1 votes:
Folks, there is a big disconnect between people who serve and those who do not. I say this as someone who has never served but has heard it said constantly about first one President and then another: you salute the office, not the man.

Day was awarded the CoH. When that happened he became a symbol, a living representation of those who could not be recognized. For those who went through the military these few men embody the experiences and individual heroism every man on the battlefield witnessed and the sacrifices others made or risked to get them home safely.

There are many opportunities to rightfully call a man such as Day to task for his other activities. But in a thread such as this what is being honored is his status to those who served and the connection they make with all those who also deserve recognition.
2013-07-28 10:26:45 PM  
1 votes:

chiett: I'm always glad I served my country for people like you.


His point is that your military service does not excuse you when you make statements that are bigoted or just plain wrong to do.

It does NOT excuse you from criticism when you use that service as a base to insult others wrongly, either.

I'm happy you served in the military. But this does not give you the permission to rewrite reality as you see fit for your own ends.

chiett: I'm also glad because I was assured of never running into a little shiat like you while I was in.


You took an oath to defend the Constitution and uphold its' principles. That includes the freedom of Speech. Being in the Military does not make you superior to any other citizen of the United States.
2013-07-28 09:49:55 PM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: I grew up in Bud Day's town in the Florida Panhandle so I'm pretty familiar with him over the decades. He was nothing but a detriment to local, state, and national politics. He may have been a hero once, but he did more damage in his later years than his heroism can ever make up for. He was not a good man.


i am glad at least one other person here can see the distinction. congrats.

/besides, you and i might be the only two reading each others posts since the place seems to think the 'ignore' button is a good substitute for an inability to form a cogent response.
2013-07-28 09:47:34 PM  
1 votes:
exactly what part of "service does not excuse lack of integrity" are people not getting here?

seems pretty basic, unless you want to explain/justify to me how previous service earns you a free lifetime pass to dispense with any basic civilized human behavior or decency.
2013-07-28 09:43:31 PM  
1 votes:

chiett: CliChe Guevara
I'm always glad I served my country for people like you.
I'm sure others are too.
I'm also glad because I was assured of never running into a little shiat like you while I was in.


how would you know? to be fair, you don't sound like the type to have made it in as officer material, so maybe we didn't meet.

/protip; not everyone who disagrees with you is a dirty hippie. in fact, i would guess most people who disagree with you do so simply because they have at least normal intelligence.
2013-07-28 09:21:39 PM  
1 votes:
I grew up in Bud Day's town in the Florida Panhandle so I'm pretty familiar with him over the decades. He was nothing but a detriment to local, state, and national politics. He may have been a hero once, but he did more damage in his later years than his heroism can ever make up for. He was not a good man.
2013-07-28 08:56:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:43:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:23:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:10:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:56:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:29:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:36:44 PM  
1 votes:
RIP, medal man.  Thanks for your service.
2013-07-28 06:29:32 PM  
1 votes:
Do they even make coffins big enough to hold balls that big?
2013-07-28 06:27:49 PM  
1 votes:
Let's just make sure (and it's up to all of us), that these heroes become a memory.
2013-07-28 05:47:18 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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