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August 1, 2013
You will never be forgotten for all that you have done for our country!!! Rest in peace Col. Day!!!
August 1, 2013
I grew up at Eglin AFB in the 70's. I was fortunate to meet Colonel Day just after he had been awarded the CMOH. I was friends with his son George, we were in the Boy Scouts together. I was just a very young 15 year old kid full of typical teenage attitude. I had gone over to George's house and was sitting in their living room when Colonel Day walked in. I remember my first thoughts were, how old and frail he looked. He spoke with me for a while. I remember standing and realizing that there was no frailty in this man. We spoke of who I was, who my parents were, the Boy Scouts, being friends with his son. George walked in the room about 10 minutes later and I said goodbye and we left. That was ~37 years or so ago. The small talk we had has always stayed with me. Our families stayed in contact both retiring from Eglin. Even so, I never spoke about that conversation or what it meant to me. It was part of why I joined the service, why I volunteered for Submarines. When times were hard or I was in some far away place from home tracking targets, surfacing at the North Pole, hugging some foreign coastline, those few minutes I had with Colonel Day were always with me. I imagine the impact 88 years of living that this man has had after just the 10 minutes of his life that I was blessed to experience. I know his Twins, George and their older brother will be okay. They are a strong family, and with their dad, a Fighter Pilot lawyer in heaven advocating for them, they are surely blessed.
August 1, 2013
Colonial Day my the Lord bless your family during this time and thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
August 1, 2013
To the Day Family:
I am so saddened to hear of Colonel Day's passing. He was a large part of my young life, as I wore a silver POW bracelet for years until he was released from captivity in 1973. I was in college at the time. I still have the bracelet, and it always brings a smile to my face when I see it. Blessings to you all and may his memory continue to live on.--Lesanne Brenneman Fliehler
P.S. My daughter asked me today if I knew why the flags were flying at half-staff in Iowa. A short web search later and I learned Gov. Branstad ordered it in Col. Day's honor.
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