A highly decorated U.S. soldier named Douglas “Mike” On March 27, a Navy SEAL who had survived a raid in Iraq during which he had been shot 27 times passed away, leaving behind a legacy of extraordinary fortitude and devotion to duty.
Douglas “Mike” Day, a highly decorated U.S. Navy SEAL who served for 21 years, passed away on March 27. Day survived being shot 27 times during a raid against an al Qaeda cell in the city of Fallujah in 2007. Despite his injuries, he continued engaging the enemy and directing his team. Sixteen bullets went through his abdomen, arms, legs, groin, and buttocks, while another 11 were stopped by his body armor. He retired from the Navy in 2010, having been awarded the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. Day later worked as a wounded warrior advocate and published his autobiography, “Perfectly Wounded,” in 2020. Day’s legacy is a testament to the incredible resilience of those who have gone through trauma.