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Colonel George "Bud" Day
This paper tells the story of Colonel George "Bud" Day's heroic life in an attempt to shed some light on what separates him from others.
# 52694 | 6,005 words | 14 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 13, 2004 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present)

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This paper explains that Medal of Honor winner, Colonel George "Bud" Day, who served America in three wars during his 34-year military career, survived 67 months of captivity during Vietnam War. The author points out that Day, having more than 50 combat awards, including the Medal of Honor, is the most highly decorated officer since Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The paper relates that, like ancient Athens, modern America pays tribute to those who have paved the way for the lives we lead today, many at the expense of their own lives.

Table of Contents
A Heroic POW
A Life Worth Living
How Day's Heroism Continued after the Air Force

From the Paper:

"During the second week of his escape, Day started to hear the nearby sounds of American artillery and helicopters. In the darkness of night, he continued his journey until the base camp was in sight. He was afraid to approach the friendly fortress during the darkness because he knew the defenders might mistake him for an enemy, so he lay down in the jungle to await dawn. Shortly before the sun rose, he looked up to see a North Vietnamese soldier pointing an AK-47 rifle at him. Attempting to escape, Day was shot in his left hand and thigh. A day and a half later, he was recaptured and returned to his original prison camp."

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