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Korean War vet laid to rest after being declared MIA almost 70 years ago

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During the Korean War Cpl. Milton Bullis was declared missing in action on Dec. 1, 1951.

Nearly 70 years after he first left home in Grand Blanc to serve his country, his remains were finally laid to rest on Oct. 21, 2016.

A memorial service was held at the Great Lakes National Cemetery where Milton Bullis was given full military honors.

"It was excellent," said Donald Bullis, brother. "He's a fallen hero and so he deserves everything he gets today and from here on in."

Donald Bullis shared a close bond with his brother.

"I could never beat him in marbles. He'd always beat me, but I think I had a little of an edge as far as drawing goes," he said.

Milton Bullis' niece said she appreciates everyone who came out in support of her uncle.

"We just wanted to thank the American Legion Hall and the Hill Funeral Home and the cemetery for all that they've done for us. And we want to thank all the people that came and especially all the military. We want to thank them all for their service," Sandra Bullis said.

Meanwhile, Donald Bullis is glad his family has the closure they had waited so long for. He's honored it was his DNA test that solved the riddle of the fate of his brother.

"I have his ashed out in the car. He's going to be with me until I leave this Earth. And that's a little consolation. It's very sad that it had to end like this, but I guess the saying now is it is what it is," Donald Bullis said.

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