Only Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organization
Exclusively for Combat Wounded Veterans
Membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart is limited by public law to
"...persons who have received the Purple Heart during combat..."
There is a proud history to an award which was created for "gallantry but also of extraordinary fidelity and essential service."
The order to establish the first Purple
Heart was issued by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The
official papers, signed by Washington, were saved from burning during the
War of 1812. The famous award was revived in 1932 by President Hoover and
General Douglas MacArthur.
The Order exists to serve, not only combat
wounded, but all veterans and their dependents.
page was designed by
David Little, Life Member
Chapter 402 Gamecocks
Military Order of the Purple Heart