Col. George ‘Bud’ Day, McCain’s cellmate in POW camp, dies at 88


Col. Bud Day, who earned 50 combat medals including a Medal of Honor, was credited as the man who saved Sen. John McCain’s life while the two were Prisoners of War. “Bud … wouldn’t let me die,” McCain said. “To witness him sing the national anthem in response to having a rifle pointed at his face -- well, that was something to behold.” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Your Playlist Expand Collapse

Full Episodes of Nightly News

Inspiring America

Keeping you Healthy

The Price You Pay

Nightly Films