Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein presents Mrs. Doris Day with brigadier general rank insignia after her deceased husband, retired Col. George E. “Bud” Day, was posthumously promoted during the 2018 Heritage to Horizons summer concert in Arlington, Va., June 8, 2018. The stars were originally Goldfein’s when he was a brigadier general. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark
|Col. Bud Day|
After the war, Day attended Morningside College on the G.I. Bill, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by law school at the University of South Dakota, receiving a Juris Doctor. Day passed the bar exam in 1949 and was admitted to the bar in South Dakota.
In later life, Day was also awarded a Master of Arts degree from Saint Louis University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Morningside, and a Doctor of Laws from Troy State University. Day was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977.