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´Misty 01´
New York Sun, by Editorial

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Posted By:Judy W., 7/29/2013 8:53:31 AM

The death of Colonel George “Bud” Day, who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism as a prisoner of war in communist North Vietnam, is a moment to reflect on what goes into the making of an American hero. (Snip) It was during Korea that he decided to make the Air Force his career. He eventually volunteered to fly in Vietnam, where his detachment used as its call sign the name of Day’s favorite song, “Misty.” He was using the call sign “Misty 01” when, on August 26, 1967, he was shot down over North Vietnam and parachuted

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 7/29/2013 9:25:18 AM     (No. 9447646)

If you´d like to learn more about Bud Day´s "Misty FAC´s," read "Bury Us Upside Down" by Rick Newman and Don Shepperd. Sadly, there is a "foreword" by John McCain. You can ignore that part, I did....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: saryden, 7/29/2013 11:17:19 AM     (No. 9447891)

Col. Day will be sorely missed by all his friends in Northwest Florida. He was highly active in his support of our nation´s brave military defenders and the promises made to them when they were recruited. A wise man and a true gentleman, he was the epitome of the American Patriot.
Thoughts and prayers are with his devoted wife Doris and all who loved Bud Day.

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