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American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day

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"In 1943, at the age of 18, George Everette 'Bud' Day of Sioux City, Iowa, enlisted in the Marines. He served in the Pacific during World War II, and later became a fighter pilot. He flew the F-84F Thunderstreak during the Korean War and the F-100F Super Sabre in Vietnam. Bud Day, a legendary 'full-blooded jet-jock'...would see service in all three wars as a sanctified whole: For him the concept of the "long war" was something he had built his life around..." Robert D. Kaplan, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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During the course of his military career, Bud Day won every available combat medal, escaped death on no less than seven occasions, and spent 67 months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, along with John McCain. Despite sustained torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere — a man who fought without pause, not a prisoner of war, but a prisoner at war. Upon his return, passed over for promotion to Brigadier General, Day retired. But years later, with his children grown and a lifetime of service to his country behind him, he would engage in another battle, this one against an opponent he never had expected: his own country. On his side would be the hundreds of thousands of veterans who had fought for America only to be betrayed. And what would happen next would make Bud Day an even greater legend.

Synopsis:

First he won the Medal of Honor, then he took on the government, according to this riveting biography of Colonel George "Bud" Day, the most-decorated officer in modern U.S. History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316758475
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Military
Author:
Coram, Robert
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam.
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- United States.
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.50x6.42x1.31 in. 1.48 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » US Military » Biographies

American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
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Product details 400 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316758475 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "In 1943, at the age of 18, George Everette 'Bud' Day of Sioux City, Iowa, enlisted in the Marines. He served in the Pacific during World War II, and later became a fighter pilot. He flew the F-84F Thunderstreak during the Korean War and the F-100F Super Sabre in Vietnam. Bud Day, a legendary 'full-blooded jet-jock'...would see service in all three wars as a sanctified whole: For him the concept of the "long war" was something he had built his life around..." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Synopsis" by , First he won the Medal of Honor, then he took on the government, according to this riveting biography of Colonel George "Bud" Day, the most-decorated officer in modern U.S. History.
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