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.
My stmt on the passing of Colonel Bud Day, my friend and the bravest man I ever knew: http://t.co/SLrZ9jZUge
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 28, 2013
On death of his POW cellmate Bud Day, @SenJohnMcCain says: "I owe my life to Bud, and much of what I know about character and patriotism."
— Dan Nowicki (@dannowicki) July 28, 2013
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
Medal of Honor recipient Col. George "Bud" Day passed away yesterday. I had the honor of meeting Col. Day during… http://t.co/KiGt8droFm
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) 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
#BudDay Greatest living American hero, 3 wars, nursed McCain, survived no-chute bailout, POW, escaped NV prison, Medal of Honor, friend. RIP
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 28, 2013
More on Bud Day, RIP RT @donsurber: Served in Marines (World War II) Army (Korea) and Air Force (Vietnam)
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 28, 2013
Podcast of 2008 interview with Col. Bud Day: http://t.co/2UVcUa2aEv
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) July 28, 2013
Read more about Day’s fascinating and heroic life:
Col. Bud Day, Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 88 http://t.co/VicucbrkWe
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2013
Col. George "Bud" Day, Medal of Honor winner and Sen. McCain's POW cellmate in Vietnam, dies at 88 – http://t.co/yBYSOQuSzv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 28, 2013
Bud Day known for his actions as POW. But he also led legendary group of forward air controllers, the "Misty" pilots: http://t.co/321ShmBGDn
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) July 28, 2013
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.