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Branstad Orders Flags Lowered To Honor War Hero

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all U.S. flags in Iowa flown at half-staff in honor of retired Col. George "Bud" Day, an Iowa native who died last week. Branstad made the order for flags flown from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013. The funeral for Day, who died SaturFull story

From the Archives: Colonel Bud Day

  Bud Day served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam. Day was an Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam when he was shot down and imprisoned with John McCain in the notorious Hanoi Hilton. NBC's Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw told Day's story November 6,

Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 88

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, has died at the age of 88, his widow said Sunday. Full story

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