Death of an American Hero
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#1 Jul 29, 2013
Colonel Day, American hero, was tortured for over 5 years in the Viet Nam War. He exhibited great personal strength and courage during his horrible ordeal. He served in three wars.
How many school teachers or UGA professors could have endured what he did?
After he returned from service in WWII, he studied and became a lawyer. He used his knowledge to try to force the government he so valiantly defended to honor their promises to Veterans like himself. He lost at the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the cowards in Congress betrayed their promise.
Teachers can honor this great American by presenting his couageous contributions and life hitory to students. Every student should study the life of the Medal of Honor recipient from Sioux City, Iowa.
Whenever you are down on your luck, just think for a moment what he had to endure for over 5 years at the hands of inhumane butchers and your troubles will likely seem trivial in comparison to his.
By the way, this great American Soldier should have been promoted to the rank of General but cheap politics got in the way by desk cowards running the Air Force. They secretly held his views and outspoken disposition against him. Shame on them.
#2 Aug 17, 2013
Concur completely. Bud Day should have been promoted to Brigadier General, or higher. Considering those now wearing stars, and the means by which they were obtained, Col. Day deserved to be made a 4-star. Thanks Professor Abbe for recognizing this true hero; and unusually fine man. RIP George "Bud" Day.
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