Tags: McCain | bud | day | speech

McCain Remembers Bud Day: 'Bravest I Ever Knew'

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 11:07 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. John McCain celebrated the life of his Vietnam cellmate on the Senate floor, saying retired Col. George E. "Bud" Day was a fierce resistor who showed McCain "how to save my self-respect and my honor," CNN reports.

Day died Saturday at the age of 88.

In a statement Sunday, McCain called him the "bravest man I ever knew."

McCain, Day and another service member were imprisoned together at the 'Hanoi Hilton' after McCain, a Naval aviator, was shot down. McCain credits the two men, and Day most as their leader, for surviviving the ordeal.

They bathed me, fed me, nursed me, encouraged me and ordered me back to life," McCain said.

Watch the video below.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

New 15-minute Test for Ebola to Undergo Trials in West Africa

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 07:31 AM

A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment centre for the disease i . . .

Pope Wades into Mideast Turmoil with Turkish Visit

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 06:57 AM

Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refuge . . .

More Detainees Set for Release From Guantanamo

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 22:34 PM

More detainees are slowly and quietly being released from U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Wall Street Journa . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved