Keith Harold (Bull) Bullion

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  • Master Sergeant, E-8 and E9 Positions; Chemical and Aviation Operation Specialist
  • Served: 1968-1990
  • Vietnam War
  • Awarded: Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Korean Defense Medals

Master Sergeant Bullion spent 22 years in the service of our country; Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, three tours in Germany (one included Berlin), Vietnam and the DMZ, Korea where he retired (Photo above is at the DMZ, Korea in 1989).  While stateside he participated in Operation Desert Horse with the 1st Cavalry Division, moving thousands of troops in and out of the Mojave Desert via C130s.

After retiring from the Army Mr. Bullion settled in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin with his wife Trudy Ann where they built a home in the Northwoods and he continued with construction, the hotel business and educating veterans regarding their service benefits for many years. Keith and Trudy had two children; Vaughn and Crystal.

One very prominent program Keith ran was as ambassador for the entire state of Wisconsin called  “Freedom Team Salute”. He had a direct number to the Pentagon to head this operation. He contacted, coordinated and had commendation packages sent to every post in Wisconsin. This included a US Army lapel pin, Army decal, certificate of appreciation and thanks signed by the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army for active duty, retirees, veterans, parents, spouses and employers. Every time you see an Army sticker in Wisconsin, you can think of Keith.

He was a life member of the American Legion Post 89, Minocqua, Wisconsin, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 256, Minocqua, Wisconsin and VFW Post 7898. Woodruff, Wisconsin.

Mr. Bullion was the Service Officer of VFW Post 7898 and was awarded Outstanding Service Officer by the State of Wisconsin in 2013 and 2015 and nationally in 2012.

Born January 22, 1949; deceased January 11, 2023; interred with Military Honors at Whispering Pines Cemetery, Hazelhurst, WI.