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(ABC News)   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
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2013-07-28 11:18:36 PM  
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The year was 1968. We were on recon in a steaming Mekong delta. An overheated private removed his flack jacket, revealing a T-shirt with an ironed-on sporting the MAD slogan "Up with Mini-skirts!". Well, we all had a good laugh, even though I didn't quite understand it. But our momentary lapse of concentration allowed "Charlie" to get the drop on us. I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right!
2013-07-28 10:45:39 PM  
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1gunship: 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.

I've worked with a few people who were decorated for their efforts in combat.  Almost to a man they say they saw others do more and go unawarded.  The people I know seem quite embarassed that they received awards for deeds that others performed equally or more and went unacknowledged.  Medals aren't "Won" they are recognized.
2013-07-28 10:02:04 PM  
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They'd name a day to honor him but the goddam hippies would profane it with their filthy drug.
2013-07-28 09:12:47 PM  
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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 07:56:53 PM  
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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 07:43:12 PM  
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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 07:29:29 PM  
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RIP Sir.

Is today the day the FarkLibtards like, or hate, McClain. I get confused.
2013-07-28 06:23:11 PM  
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"I'm not your friend, Bud Day!"

/Wish I was
2013-07-28 05:46:46 PM  
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He was a POW and they let him stay at the Hilton? Not bad.
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