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In Memoriam

Captain Mitchell A. "Toro" Bulmann

Captain Mitchell A. "Toro" Bulmann

6 July 2001

Captain Bulman was born on September 17th, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan. He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1991. After graduation, he attended Northwestern Prep School in California to attend the United States Air Force Academy.

In 1996 he achieved his goal by being the first from Traverse City to graduate from the Academy. Following graduation, Mitch was assigned to Electronic Systems Command at Hanscom AFB. He also attended Harvard University, graduating in 1999, magna cum laude, with a master’s degree in Public Policy and Diplomacy.

After that he attended pilot training class, receiving his dream assignment to go train to fly the F-16 “Viper” at Luke AFB. He was assigned to the 77th FS at Shaw AFB.

On July 6th, 2001 he tragically died in a combat training mishap off the coast of South Carolina.

Visitor Comments

Great Friend
Josette Simpson, Dec 31, 2006 - 05:53 AM

I would like to say I was lucky to know Mitch and I am blessed to have had him as a friend.

Miss you
Brett Wells, Feb 25, 2008 - 11:09 PM

One more month and I would have seen you at my wedding dude. I miss hanging out with you. You're a great guy and our B-course at Luke will always be in my mind.

My school sweetheart
Anne Cole, Jun 15, 2009 - 02:49 AM

Still makes me so sad. I will always remember him..

Great friend and coworker
Steve Heighton, Oct 28, 2009 - 05:30 PM

I worked with Mitch at Hanscom AFB on the same AWACS project team. We were both Lieutenants at the time. I was coming out of pilot training and Mitch was yearning to get into pilot training. I remember he was torn between going to pilot training versus an NFL team's training camp. Mitch was truly a great guy. Everyone loved his happy demeanor and positive attitude. He is truly missed.

American Hero
Grand Wong, Apr 10, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Mitch was a fantastic guy. I too worked with him at Hanscom and will always remember him chasing his dream to fly vipers. His NFL dream story is still one of my favorite stories and even more powerful that he chose to continue to serve his country. Mitch, you will always be remembered and we are a lesser Air Force without you.

Dear friend
Kristen, May 28, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Mitch was such a wonderful person. We met at Harvard where we had classes together. Later, he moved into the same building I lived in where we really looked out for each other. Miss you still buddy.

Hard to believe
Dave Kullik, Mar 19, 2013 - 07:23 AM

I met Mitch just after he arrived at AWACS HQ at Hanscom AFB. He only worked a few feet from me, I was an IT contractor. I was setting up his computer and somehow the subject turned to Michigan and Football. He was the type of young man you hope your son will become one day. I can't believe he's gone. We both come from the same area of Michigan. For those who didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mitch, you've really missed out. The last time I talked with him he was engrossed in his studies at Harvard and working extremely hard to become a pilot. He wanted to be a pilot more than anything, it was like seeing a thoroughbred chomping at the bit and not being allowed to race. It is with great pride I now find out he achieved his goal. I regret my son never got to meet Capt Mitchell Bulmann. He is without a doubt one of the most motivated and patriotic young men I ever had the pleasure to meet. He accomplished more in 27 years than most of us will ever do in 100.

my condolences to his entire family...

SSgt David J. Kullik, Boyne City, MI

US Air Force (retired)

Axe, Apr 28, 2018 - 01:43 AM

Sorry for his family’s loss! - Herp

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