Exhibit Honors Iowa Military Hero Bud Day

Bud Day’s children, George Jr. and Sandra

Sioux City, Iowa — The Siouxland Freedom Park has opened a temporary exhibit to honor local military hero Bud Day.

Brigadier General Day received the Congressional Medal of Honor after surviving years of torture in a prison camp during the Vietnam War. Freedom Park board member Marty Hogan says the exhibit honors the hero and his wife Doris as Day’s 99th birthday approaches February 24th.

Hogan hopes the display at the interpretive center of the park will spur donations of local memorabilia that will eventually become a permanent display.

Day endured more than five years of torture after being shot down. He escaped a POW camp but was recaptured and punished more for escaping. Hogan is a retired major who marvels at the fortitude of Day throughout the ordeal.

Day earned 70 decorations in service to his country, second only to General Douglas MacArthur. Day was posthumously promoted to Brigadier General in 2017. The Interpretive Center is currently open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in South Sioux City, Nebraska.


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