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:

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.

  • NRPax

    Requiescat in Pace, Colonel.

  • CatHerder

    The Hero’s portion awaits you in Valhalla. Drinc Hael!

  • Zach Peterson

    Too bad none of his courage and common sense rubbed off on McCain.

    • Joe W.

      Neither the time nor the place for this crap, son.

      • $10894398

        You’re correct, of course, but you’ll be caught in a flash flood of negatives just bringing up McCain’s name.

    • $10894398

      His loyalty to McCain is the only negative I’ve ever heard about Col. Day. But loyalty is a positive when facing the pearly gates. R.I.P. Col. Day.

  • WhoMeToo

    Why do we have to lose the good ones? RIP Col. Day. God Speed.

  • Janice LEE

    And when McCain came home he betrayed all the POWs by befriending a scum like Kerry. McC even went so far as to suggest he be Kerry’s veep when he ran for President.
    Shame on you, John McCain.

  • Jeremy

    A Great Man indeed he will be missed R.I.P.

  • YERMOM182

    to bad McCain didn’t follow the excellent example he was provided, instead he is a traitor to his oath

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Things 0’Bama would never say:

    “I could have had a grandfather like Col. George “Bud” Day.”

  • Zorro

    I met Col. Day many times in Ft. Walton Beach, at the Bangkok House, shared a few with him, he will be missed. A true hero in every sense of the word. RIP.

  • Republicanvet

    RIP COL. You’ve earned it.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    “Lo, they do call me, they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever.”

    Rest in Peace, Colonel Day.

  • Clete Torres

    Rest well, sir.