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In Memory of

Milton T. Bullis

February 8, 1931 - March 31, 1951

Obituary


Private First Class Milton T. "Punky" Bullis was born on February 8, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Edward and Edna Bullis, the youngest of eight children. Shortly after becoming of age, Milton enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed overseas. In late November of 1950, PFC Bullis was a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, fighting units of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in North Korea, in a delaying action south to Kunu-ri. Within days, the regiment had lost half of its assigned men against attack from...

Private First Class Milton T. "Punky" Bullis was born on February 8, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Edward and Edna Bullis, the youngest of eight children. Shortly after becoming of age, Milton enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed overseas. In late November of 1950, PFC Bullis was a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, fighting units of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in North Korea, in a delaying action south to Kunu-ri. Within days, the regiment had lost half of its assigned men against attack from the CPVF. The unit was ordered to withdraw, and when PFC Bullis could not be accounted for, he was declared missing in action on December 1, 1950, at just 20 years old. Several prisoners of war had returned home but PFC Bullis had not. On March 31, 1951, the U.S. Army declared PFC Bullis as deceased and posthumously promoted him to Corporal. In April and May of 2005, a Joint Recovery Team conducted the 37th Joint Field Activity in Unsan County, South Pyongan Province, North Korea. In a successful effort from this search, CPL Bullis had been found. CPL Bullis is welcomed home by his only surviving brother, Donald L. Bullis, Sr., and several nieces and nephews. Loved ones that have passed without knowing of CPL Bullis' return include both of his parents, Edward and Edna Bullis; siblings: Robert, Edward, Judson, Evabell, Bernice, and Viola. CPL Bullis will be honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, and several other medals for his courage, strength, and the ultimate sacrifice that he gave to serve our country. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 10:30am on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Rd., Holly, Michigan). In lieu of flowers, those considering may make donations to Disabled American Veterans or American Legion in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Welcome home and rest in peace, CPL Bullis. Arrangements under the direction of Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc, Michigan.