Col. Bud Day - my friend, my leader, my inspiration - has passed away. A true American hero. RIP.—
John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 28, 2013
Col. George “Bud” Day, Medal of Honor recipient and Air Force pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and suffered over five years of brutality at the “Hanoi Hilton” where he was imprisoned with John McCain, has passed away at the age of 88.
On Twitter, many remarked about the loss of Col. Day:
We say a sad goodbye to Medal of Honor recipient Colonel George "Bud" Day. Look up his story. Rest in Peace Bud.—
Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) July 28, 2013
We lost a true American Hero with passing of Col Bud Day. My prayers are with his family. We are grateful for the service of men like him.—
Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) July 28, 2013
Read more about Day’s fascinating and heroic life:
Here at Twitchy we’d like to offer our condolences to Col. Day’s family on the passing of a true American hero.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.