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Siouxland's military honors Day

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Six-hundred men and women from the military made a statement inside Day's service Saturday.

Though, Day never served with Sioux City's 185th Air Refueling Wing, he always held the air guard base in high regard.

Day flew F-100's,  just like members of the 185th once did.

Top leaders in the guard say Day served as a role model for generations of air men and women, not only exemplifying military service but also human dignity.

The 185th was instrumental in getting the airfield at Sioux Gateway Airport named after Day, and has always been one of his biggest fans.

"A great American hero, and we're just so proud that he's a native Sioux Cityian, grew up here, and we've always felt close and tied to Col. Day," said MSgt John Sandman of the 185th Air Refueling Wing.

Day's military career is held in such high regard, that this picture hangs at the Pentagon.

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