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Colonel "Bud" Day's funeral service
FORT WALTON BEACH/ PENSACOLA -- A funeral service is underway right now for a decorated war hero, who lost his battle with cancer.
Retired Air Force Colonel George "Bud" Day died Saturday at his home in Shalimar after a battle with cancer.
Day was a medal of honor recipient who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, where he was held prisoner with Senator John McCain.
McCain will speak at today's funeral service at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach.
Following the service Colonel Day will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery at NAS Pensacola at 3 pm.
Several intersections along Highway 98 including Miracle Strip Parkway will be closed to traffic during the procession.
So plan on some traffic delays in that area.
The roadway will re-open as soon as the process has cleared a particular intersection