Former Sterling resident William “Bill” Bullington was honored with a Quilt of Valor for his military service, presented at the Palmer Pioneer Homer on Sept. 13.
Bill was in the Army Air Force and flew 29 missions over Germany during World War II. He served 20 years in the Air Force until his retirement in 1963.
Bill met Maxine Crumpton in 1956 and they were married in Anchorage in 1958. From 1968 to 1982 Bill and Maxine housed many foster children in the five-bedroom home in Peters Creek and summer home in Sterling. They moved to Sterling full time in 1982. While in Sterling, they were honored as Volunteers of the Year for volunteer work in the Central Peninsula Hospital purchasing department.
In 2005, they moved into Sterling Senior housing, where they lived until 2009, when they moved to the Primrose retirement community in Wasilla. Bill recently moved to the Palmer Pioneer Homer for additional care he requires. Maxine visits him often from Primrose.
The Quilt of Valor Foundation mission is to provide veterans with unique handmade quilts of comfort. Additional information for the Quilt of Valor Foundation may be found online at www.qovf.org.