Retired Navy SEAL Mike Day was a hero to many, having survived a vicious firefight in Iraq in which he was struck by 27 bullets. But on Monday, March 27, 2023, news broke that he had passed away, allegedly by suicide. This news shocked and saddened many who had followed Mike Day’s story, including fellow veterans and those who simply admired his bravery and resilience. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at who Mike Day was, how he became a Navy SEAL, and what might have led to his tragic passing. Keep reading more.
Who was Mike Day?
Mike Day was born on May 28, 1975, in Louisiana. He enlisted in the Navy in 1995 and went on to become a Navy SEAL. Day served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it was during his time in Iraq that he was caught in the crossfire of a vicious firefight with three al-Qaeda rebels. Despite being struck by 27 bullets, Day managed to survive, thanks in part to his body armor. After waking up from being rendered unconscious by a grenade, Day managed to kill two of his attackers with his pistol.
Day received numerous honors for his bravery, including the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart. After retiring from the Navy, he became an author and motivational speaker. He was known for his positive attitude and his love of physical fitness. However, Day struggled with physical and mental health issues related to his combat experience, as many veterans do.
How did Mike Day die? What was the cause of his death?
It’s unclear what might have led to Mike Day’s alleged suicide. His passing is a reminder that even those who seem the strongest and most resilient can struggle with mental health issues. It’s also a reminder of the sacrifices that our military personnel make, both on the battlefield and when they come home. Day’s story is a testament to the bravery of our military and to the resilience of the human spirit.
Mike Day Obituary
Mike Day’s passing is a sad reminder of the toll that combat and trauma can take on even the strongest among us. As we remember him and honor his service, let’s also remember to take care of ourselves and those around us. Mental health resources are available, and seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We can all honor Mike Day’s legacy by working to support each other and to help those who have served our country.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues or contemplating suicide, there are resources available to help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 is available 24/7 to provide support and guidance. The Veterans Crisis Line, also available 24/7, can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, press 1.
Tributes Pour To Mike Day death
Buddy, so sorry. I know this is tough to take. The scars of war linger. My dad was wounded in combat during the Korean War. Many years later, just before he died, my dad said “the North Koreans finally got me.” I’ll be praying for Mike’s wife and kids, and you.
As most of our SEAL Team brothers, family, and friends have seen we lost another Legendary Savage Frogman Brother yesterday but this time to his demons. Mike Day won the battle over seas after surviving being shot 27 TIMES on a combat operation with his team against a savage Al Qaeda leadership cell in Iraq in 2007. God speed my Frogman brother. We have to take care of each and reach out to our brothers to let them know there are treatment modalities that can help us heal in order to find peace. Our Sotello Frogman family sends prayers and love to you, your family, friends, and Brothers that were close with you.
I hope you found peace. 🐸🔱🇺🇸🙏🏽❤️
as a 43 year army veteran i feel for his pain and am sorry he died but is now at peace.
I am so sad and sorry to hear this. I read Mike’s book and was in awe of all he had survived. This is very sad, and I’ve just lit my special candle for him. RIP, Mike.
So sad to hear of the passing of this American Hero, and great man! Wounds on the battlefield do terrible physical damage that we can see. These wounds, sadly, do emotional and mental damage that we cannot see. Rest in Peace!
A true hero who served his Country , fought hard for his family his friends , but the demons he encountered finally wore him down …..
RIP , may your memory never be forgotten .
Mike Day died, one day at a time, as the mental and physical pain ate at his resolve to fight. Even the strongest of us are worn away like the mountains succumb to the slow erosion of the rain. Demons grow and your resistance wanes. And you fight it, until you can’t. Never forget what these, the best of us, give up. Hold those that send them out accountable. Make sure his suffering is not in vain.
May you finally find peace. I wish I could have told you in person how much your book, your example, your dedication and your inspiration touched my life and the lives of others who struggle daily to find peace. Much love and prayers to all those who’ll feel your loss.
Tragic beyond words or comprehension. An amazing human gone and a loss to humanity. So extremely sorry to hear. God Speed and ‘rest’.
So how does the editorial board of the Washington Post regarding VA benifits , square the deal of the “ghosts” one carries around. Dudes, part of your soul can be shot away. You have never been there, done that and never will. Such empty shirts you are.
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