Colonel Bud Day, American Patriot
Contributed by Bill Faith
Many thanks to Rurik for permission to copy his Veteran-American Voices review of an excellent book we were both privileged to receive review copies of. I may or may not manage to put together a review of my own later, knowing that anything I do will suffer greatly by comparison to Rurik's piece. In the short term, I'm nowhere close to done with my copy, due in no small part to the fact my sister and nephew both recognized it as something they'd enjoy. I have read enough of it to know I heartily agree with Rurik's recommendation to buy a copy at the first opportunity. (I've provided a convenient link for that purpose here.) For now then, Rurik's review:
Posted by: Del
VETERAN'S DAY, 2007
Another year we've been at War
The cost has been tremendous
Some, deployed several times
Nearly four thousand gave their all
Many folks are against the War
Let's not forget families and loved ones
Some of them will lose their Heroes
Maybe, "Mission accomplished!"
Del "Abe" Jones
Posted by: Del | Nov 6, 2007 6:04:02 PM
Posted by: Larry Tooker
How can I reach Bud Day?
Posted by: Larry Tooker | Nov 26, 2007 4:17:22 PM
Posted by: William Ashley, SGT USAR
Im an Army Reservist but I was previously active duty Air Force and in 1977 I sang in the Air Force Male Chorus at Keesler Air Force Base Directed by Col Starling. I had the great pleasure to honor Col Bud Day with a concert that we performed for his Welcome Home from Vietnam. Im currently serving in the Army Reserves in the 633rd Quarter Master Battalion at the Colonel Outcult Reserve Center in Sharonville Ohio. Im hoping to meet Col Day sometime soon personally and would like to write to him.
Posted by: William Ashley, SGT USAR | Mar 22, 2008 9:37:20 PM
Posted by: Steve Ceh
I would like to contact Bud Day to thank him. I just finished American Patriot and what an honor it would be to thank this man. How do I get a hold of him?
Posted by: Steve Ceh | Jun 19, 2008 5:33:49 PM
Posted by: Robert J. Barouski
My name is Bob Barouski, VP-VFW Program Coordinator of our ARMED & READY Program hosted by the State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and sponsored by Midwest Home Funding, LLC. We are having our next ARMED & READY Seminar scheduled for Sunday, September 7, 2008 at the Judd Kendal VFW POST 3873 in Naperville, Illinois 60540.
I do not know if it would be possible, but we would be highly honored to have Colonel Bud Day attend & participate in this miliraty veterans program. I met Colonel Day when he was being interviewed at the radio station in Lisle, Illinois by Major General Dave Grange for the military weekly radio program.
Mayor George Pradel of Naperville has personally requested the ARMED & READY Program which assists ALL VETERANS with Rights/Benefits/Jobs-Resumes-Placement/Scholarships/Educational Opportunities/Health Care/ & Family Assistance. State of Illinois Senators & Representatives, as well as, representatives of the Govenor/Lt. Governor's Office will be in attendance. Colonel Day's participation will greatly enhance and inspire those veterans who take this opportunity to get answers & assistance to their inquiries.
I would appreciate you checking out our web site at www.LowerERates.com to view both the ARMED & READY Information and the Fundraising Program designed exclusively for the State of Illinois VFW so Colonel Day will have an idea of our intent.
Would you please forward my request to Colonel Day or forward to me his e-mail address-phone-mailing address so I my contact him personally. I was an Infantry Officer in Vietnam 68/69 and I was most impressed by Colonel Day's kind words & uplifting comments when last we met. I look forward to meeting him again and will make the necessary arraingments for transportation and lodging if he chooses to come up to Illinois. Thank you.
Posted by: Robert J. Barouski | Jul 1, 2008 4:10:42 PM
Posted by: Dwaine Douglas
I was a F-100 pilot in the 35th Tac Ftr Wg, Phang Rang Air Base, from May 1967 thru May 1968. I flew 333 combat missions, was awarded three DFC's, 18 Air Medals, and a commendation medal from the Republic of So Vietnam for a mission they especially liked. My OER for that period of time called for my immediate promotion to major ahead of contempories.
Posted by: Dwaine Douglas | Dec 16, 2008 6:10:07 PM