Governor Terry Branstad has ordered all U.S. flags in Iowa flown at half-staff in honor of Colonel George "Bud" Day, Sioux City's Vietnam war hero and Congressional Medal of honor recipient who died Saturday at age 88.
Branstad has ordered flags lowered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Colonel Day's funeral will be held Thursday in Shalimar, Fla.
He will be buried in Barrancas National Cemetery at Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Day was born in Sioux City and earned more than 70 medals during service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.