Former Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Douglas “Mike” Day has died. Day was shot 27 times during a 2007 deployment to Iraq and was awarded the Silver Star.

In a message to Navy Times, a Naval Special Warfare spokeswoman is reported as saying,

“We mourn the loss of an outstanding Naval Special Warfare teammate, former Senior Chief Mike Day. His courage and grit formed the standard we uphold in the community today, and we will always remember his service to the special operations community.”

Mike Day is shown here with his dog, Herja. Photo from @mikeday5326/Instagram

Gone Too Soon

Day left us on March 27, 2023. His career in the Navy spanned 21 years. In addition to the Silver Star, he was awarded two Bronze Stars (one with valor), a Purple Heart, and several other accommodations.