Gov. Scott Awards World War II Veteran with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

During today’s Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized Major General (Retired) Kennedy Bullard with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Major General Bullard served in the United States Army from 1939 to 1981. Upon his return to Florida, Major General Bullard served in the Florida National Guard, and was the Adjutant General of the State of Florida from 1975 to 1981.

Governor Scott said, “I am honored to present Major General Kennedy Bullard with the Governor’s Medal of Merit in recognition of his more than 40 years of service to our country. A World War II veteran and former Adjutant General of Florida, Major General Bullard has demonstrated an incredible dedication to protecting our families and our homes. I am proud to join all of Florida in recognizing him as a selfless American hero.”

The Governor’s Medal of Merit recognizes Florida residents who are serving, or who have been honorably discharged from service, in the United States Armed Forces, Florida National Guard, or United States Reserve Forces and while on active duty, rendered exceptional meritorious service.

Major General Emmett Titshaw said, “Major General Kennedy Bullard’s life and legacy to this state and nation reflect great credit upon himself, his family and the citizens of the great state of Florida. I am proud to have nominated Major General Bullard for this honorable distinction and to join Governor Scott in recognizing this great citizen of Florida.”

Major General (Retired) Kennedy Bullard
During Major General Bullard’s Army service, he fought in North Africa and Italy with the 1st Armored Division during World War II. It was also during this time that Major General Bullard served with distinction at the Anzio Beachhead invasion, receiving the Bronze Star with “V” device and Purple Heart. Upon his return to Florida, Major General Bullard served in multiple positions at the battalion, brigade and state headquarters levels of the Florida National Guard. He culminated his military career as the Adjutant General of the State of Florida from 1975 to 1981.

 

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