Maximum Resistance: George E. “Bud” Day


In Prison, North Vietnam, 1967-1973

Col. Day in dress uniform, age 84, Medal of Honor recipient, prison of war survivor.

More photos and story here.

More history and detail of horrendous torture here.


After I returned in 1973. I published 2 books that dealt a lot with “real torture” in Hanoi. Our make believe president is branding our country as a bunch of torturers when he has no idea hat torture is. as for me — put thru a mock execution because I would not respond…pistol whipped on the head…same event. Couple of days later…hung by my feet all day.
I escaped and got recaptured a couple of weeks later…I got shot and recaptured. Shot was OK…what happened after was not.

They marched me to Vinh … put me in the rope trick, trick..almost pulled my arms out of the sockets … beat me on the head with a little wooden rod until my eyes were swelled shut, and my unshot, unbroken hand a pulp.

Next day hung me by the arms…rebroke my right wrist…wiped out the nerves in my arms that control the hands..rolled my fingers up into a ball. Only left the slightest movement of my L forefinger. So I started answering with some incredible lies.

Sent me to Hanoi strapped to a barrel of gas in the back of a truck.

Hanoi … on my knees … rope trick again. Beaten by a big fool.

Into leg irons on a bed in Heartbreak Hotel.

Much kneeling–hands up at Zoo.

Really bad beating for refusing to condemn Lyndon Johnson.

Several more kneeling events. I could see my knee bone thru kneeling holes.

There was an escape from the annex to the Zoo. I was the Senior Officer of a large building … because of escape they started a mass torture of all commanders.

I think it was July 7, 1969 they started beating me with a car fan belt. In first 2 days I took over 300 strokes..then stopped counting because I never thought I would live thru it.

They continued day-nite torture to get me to confess to a non-existent part in the escape. This went on for at least 3 days. On my knees … fan belting … cut open my scrotum with fan belt stroke … opened up both knee holes again. My fanny looked like hamburger … I could not lie on my back. They tortured me into admitting that I was in on the escape … and that my 2
room-mates knew about it. The next day I denied the lie.

They commenced torturing me again with 3- 6- or 9 strokes of the fan belt every day from about July 11 or 14 October 1969. I continued to refuse to lie about my roommates again.
Now, the point of this is that our make-believe president has declared to the world that we (U.S.) are a bunch of torturers. Thus it will be OK to torture us next time when they catch us….because that is what the U.S. does. Our make-believe president is a know nothing fool who thinks that pouring a little water on some one’s face, or hanging a pair of womens pants over an Arabs head is TORTURE. He is a meathead.

I just talked to MOH holder Leo Thorsness who was also in my sq in jail … as was john McCain …and we agree that McCain does not speak for the POW group when he claims that Al Gharib was torture … or that “water boarding” is torture.

Our president and those fools around him who keep bad mouthing our great country are a disgrace to the United States. Please pass this info on to Sean Hannity. He is free to use it to point out the stupidity of the claims that water boarding … which has no after effect … is torture. If it got the Arab to cough up the story about how he planned the attack on the twin towers in NYC…hurrah for the guy who poured the water.




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