Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: George E "Bud" Day ~ July 29, 2013
Posted on 07/28/2013 5:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
I noticed he was the vice-commander of the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing at Eglin. I was once doing some substitute teaching and taught an ROTC class.
One of their text books had a good chapter on the Eglin Squadron. They said during the Iraq war they were the world’s largest distributor of MIG parts.
Good evening, yarddog....thanks for sharing your experience.
When asked Whats love? children have some great answers. Noelle, age 7, said, Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day. Rebecca, who is 8, answered, Since my grandmother got arthritis, she cant bend over and polish her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even after his hands got arthritis too. Thats love. Jessica, also 8, concluded, You really shouldnt say I love you unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.
Sometimes we need reminding that God loves us. We focus on the difficulties of life and wonder, Wheres the love? But if we pause and consider all that God has done for us, we remember how much we are loved by God, who is love (1 John 4:8-10).
Psalm 103 lists the benefits God showers on us in love: He forgives our sin (v.3), satisfies us with good things (v.5), and executes righteousness and justice (v.6). He is slow to anger and abounds in mercy (v.8). He doesnt deal with us as our sins deserve (v.10) and has removed our sin as far as the east is from the west (v.12). He has not forgotten us!
Whats love? God is love, and Hes pouring out that love on you and me.
Read: Psalm 103:1-14
Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))
All well in the islands?
Beautiful, blue sky here today, but pushing 80 today and tomorrow.
Please thank StarCMC for todays thread.
~ Hall of Heroes: Col George E "Bud" Day ~
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Lynn-Dah is still pretty sick but fought me when I tried to give her pills.
I guess that’s a good sign that she has some fight in her.
Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful, restful weekend and are ready to take on the new week.
“Say what you will about him; arrogant, cocky, boisterous, and a fun-loving fool to boot-he has earned his place in the sun. Across the span of fifty years he has given this country some of its proudest moments and most cherished military traditions. But fame is short-lived and little the world remembers. Almost forgotten are the 1400 fighter pilots who stood alone against the might of Hitlers Germany during the dark summer of 1940-and in the words of Sir Winston Churchill gave England Its Finest Hour. Gone from the hardstands of Duxford are the 51s with their checkerboard noses that terrorized the finest fighter squadrons the Luftwaffe had. Dimly remembered-the 4th Fighter Group that gave Americans some of their few proud moments in the skies over Korea. How fresh in recall are the Air Commandos who valiantly struck the VC with their aging Skyraiders in the rain and blood-soaked valley called A Shau? And how long will be remembered the Thuds over Route Pack Six and the flak filled skies above Hanoi? So here's a nickel on the grass to you, my friend, and your spirit, enthusiasm, sacrifice and courage - but most of all to your friendship. Yours is a dying breed and when you are gone, the world will be a lesser place.”
A nickel for you Col. Day. RIP.
Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...lethargic would be worse.
She has some recovery to do....did you walk?
And who likes pills anyway?
Thanks, Galz, for yet another story of one of our decorated heroes! He had quite a chest full of ribbons from his many accomplishments in the Air Force!
Wrap the pills in that cheese you gave her. She might take them better. :) Just a suggestion. LOL!
I do hope she is improving...know you’ve been mighty worried about her!
Good evening, LFR.....great post. Thank you for sharing the “throw a nickel on the grass” background.
Thanks, too, for the ending of the “Tribute to the Fighter Pilot”.
Rest in Peace, Col Day!
I was just thinking what a disappointment it must have been for him to make it out of North Vietnam while badly injured then almost make it to the American base then lose it all at the last minute, be even worse injured, and be tortured for nearly six years.
He must have had an indomitable spirit.
So very true! So close, yet so far....and then the years of torture.
Put the pills in her favorite people food.
My Dad’s dog loved cheese so much he never even noticed the pills.
Good evening, Luv...Col Day was quite a hero for many many years. He was never afraid to take on injustice.
Did you get a nap today?
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