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65 years later POW's remains will be laid to rest

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Milton T. Bullis (Source: Hill Funeral Home) Milton T. Bullis (Source: Hill Funeral Home)

After 65 years a POW’s remains are coming home to Mid-Michigan.

Private First Class Milton T. “Punky” Bullis was born in 1931 in Detroit.

The youngest of eights kids, Bullis enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed overseas.

In Nov. 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.

Within days the regiment lost half of its men, and when ordered to withdraw, PFC Bullis was not accounted for.

He was declared missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950 at 20-years-old.

He was declared dead in 1951 and posthumously promoted to Corporal.

Then in 2005 a Joint Recovery Team completed a search in North Korea where the remains of CPL Bullis were found.

Now Bullis’ only surviving brother, Donald Bullis, Sr., from Genesee County, is welcoming him home.

CPL Bullis will be honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal and several other medals for his courage, strength and ultimate sacrifice.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Oct. 21 at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc is handling the arrangements and notes that in lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, direct them to the Disabled American Veterans or American Legion in Grand Blanc.

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