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MAGAZINE Purple Hea rt November/December 2018 100 YEARS Since the End of WWI


Purple Heart MagazineISSN: 0279-0653 November/December 2018 MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE U.S.A., Inc. Chartered by Act of CongressRAELYNN MCAFEE, EDITOR, PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE LOLLO SCHNITTGER NYLEN, DESIGN & PRODUCTION JEFF TAMARKIN, COPY EDITORMOPH National Headquarters ADDRESS changes, DEATH of a Member & SUBSCRIPTIONS which includes postage. NEWS, PHOTOS and EDITORIALS to: National Editor RaeLynn McAfee, 2037 Warner Drive,Chuluota, FL 32766 Magazine COMMENTS to: Publications Committee Chairman COPYRIGHT 2018 by Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc. All rights reserved. POSTMASTER : Send address changes to Purple Heart Magazine, November/December 20182PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE THE HOMECOMING THEY DESERVE... THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.Donate Today! Purple Heart Service FoundationCall us to donate: 888-414-4483 Or go online: www.purpleheartcars.orgHELPINGOURCOMBATWOUNDEDWARRIORS& THEIRFAMILIES


4 National Commanders Brie ng 6 National Jr. Vice Commanders Brie ng 7 National Chaplains Brie ng 8 Region II Commanders Brie ng 9 Region II Events 10 National Legislative Directors Brie ng 12 Making the American Dream Possible for Our Own 13 Why Our Veterans Are Americas Heroes 14 This Day in History: November 11 16 World War I: A Turning Point for AfricanAmericans 17 Convention 2019 Information 18 The Remembrance Poppy 19 Family Ties 20 VA Study on Cholesterol Genetics 22 How to Help Veterans During the Holidays 25 True Reverence for Our Flag 26 American Muscle For American Heroes Program 28 Wounded Warriors Family Support Program 29 Book Review 30 News & Gatherings 40 MOPHA National Presidents Note 42 MOPHA National Jr. Vice Presidents Note 43 MOPHA National Chaplains Note and MOPHA In Memoriam 44 MOPHA Region II Presidents Note and MOPHA Region II Events 45 Taps Purple Heart 42 16 November/December 2018 Vol. LXXXIII, Number 6TABLE OF CONTENTS 18 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE3 28 14 Cover: The Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 on Marshal Fochs train, which then headed to Paris, France. Images in public domain provided by: War Department, NY Times Historical Archive, US Army Signal Corps and US National Archives and Records Administration. Acceptance of advertising contained herein does not imply endorsement nor attest to the ef cacy of advertised products by the Military Order of the Purple Heart or any of its members or staff. Article, photos, or comments for publication in the Purple Heart Magazine should be e-mailed to: THE MISSION OF the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among Combat Wounded Veterans, promote Patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families. MOPH is to undertake a Pro-Active Representation in all forums of public opinion that will consistently seek to improve the status and stature of its Veteran Members, their dependents, families and survivors. MOPH MISSION STATEMENT MOPH VISION STATEMENT ADVERTISEMENT POLICIES MATERIAL SUBMISSIONS


November/December 20184PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE The average age of the CEOs of these four companies is 43.5 years. These young executives are Iraq War-era people. They were in their impressionable mid-20s during the terrorist attack on 9/11. These CEOs have lived with war all of their adult lives, like we have. Most are liberal and hate war and the politics of war. But they love us. They love the combat-wounded military that protects the very ground on which they have built their companies. They dont hold us accountable for any war, popular or not. Why arent we talking to these people? Not just the four giants but the top 20 corporations in America. Well, we are, starting now. Weve been meeting with large, branded corporations, high net worth individuals, venture capital companies and both prot and non-prot funding organizations. We are putting them in the pipeline. By the time this Purple Heart Magazine reaches you we will have announced early funds that are coming out of the end of the pipeline. There will be more. The headquarters staff is intact without one resignation. We have added staff, funding and direction to the soul of the MOPH, the service program. We are gearing up our service program for an expected increase in claims in 2020 in the aftermath of the surge in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are forging working strategic relationships with other U.S. service programs and raising the funds to allow strong functions, growth and stability to the Order. An announcement is soon coming. I have had meetings with several TV networks in New York that will be our distribution partners in our national TV outreach, promoting our legacy program in TV households across America, led by major celebrities. This will take seven months to establish. The revenue and public relation benets will present enduring stability to the Order. Ive established a Post-Vietnam Recruiting Committee. This very important committee will develop a strategy and tactics that will bolster our membership. Only 10 percent of the Purple Heart recipients in the U.S. are members of the MOPH. I see this as a tremendous opportunity. Very soon the committee will publish its plan and expected results. Until now, the Order has been shrinking. We had 1,000 new members last year but 1,200 died. We will end that membership decline. You will witness growth. The MOPH deserves a much higher level of success than we have experienced in the past. We are moving forward. We are unique in our blood brotherhood and sisterhood. We shed our blood for America. We will pull together to stabilize and glorify our beloved MOPH. C HANGE IS COMING whether we like it or not. We have to adapt to it or face the consequences. Since the Internet landed in our culture in 1993 our country has seen more change driven by technology than in the previous 200 years. Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon together are valued at over $3.2 trillion. Apple has broken a record by becoming the rst corporation in world history to be valued at over $1 trillion and is now the largest corporation on Earth. Amazon is close behind. Google, alone, is worth more than the big three airlines, the big three auto corporations, McDonalds, Coke and Pepsi Worldwide, IBM, the four big TV networks, eBay, Yahoo and AOL combined. One-third of all people on the planet are on Facebook. Changing Times and the Growth of MOPH by Douglas Greenlaw National Commanders Brieng Come gather around people wherever you roam and admit the waters around you have grown and accept that soon youll be drenched to the bone and you better start swimming or youll sink like a stone for the times they are a changin. Bob Dylan


MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE U.S.A NATIONAL OFFICERS 2018-2019 NATIONAL COMMANDERDOUGLAS GREENLAW CELL: (864) 884-6760 dgreenlaw@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL SENIOR VICE COMMANDERFELIX GARCIA III CELL: (386) 793-8065 srvicecmdrmoph@gmail.comNATIONAL JUNIOR VICE COMMANDERRICK CHERONE CELL: (262) 786-9663 hit67dt@yahoo.comCOMMANDER REGION ICHARLES J EGGLESTON CELL: (301) 332-7053 charleseggleston@purpleheart.orgCOMMANDER REGION IIJOHN D. DISMER CELL: (417) 848-1888 jdismerjd@aol.comCOMMANDER REGION IIIBARRY GASDEK CELL: (307) 399-0545 barry.gasdek@gmail.comCOMMANDER REGION IVLENNY LAZZARA CELL: (252) 626-7046 lenny0713@yahoo.comCOMMANDER REGION VCHARLES W. ADKINS JR. CELL: (479) 263-6772 CDRMOPHRGNV@aol.comCOMMANDER REGION VIJAMES L ANDERSON CELL: (661) 805-7599 jimanderson.moph@yahoo.comNATIONAL FINANCE OFFICERANTHONY TONY KOHL CELL: (513) 706-1390 HOME: (513) 385-3613 anthonykohl@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATEWILLIAM BILL SUHRE CELL: (970) 381-0335 Judgeadvocate@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL INSPECTORRICHARD HUNT CELL: (407) 579-6190 obakesan@att.netNATIONAL SERGEANT-AT-ARMSGARY A.WITT CELL: (434) 258-1808 gary.witt@verizon.netNATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRDENNIS WALLOT CELL: (734) 545-0934 WORK: (734)-595-6040 wallotd@aol.comNATIONAL ADJUTANTERNESTO P. HERNANDEZ III 5413-B BACKLICK ROAD SPRINGFIELD, VA 22151-3960 WORK: (703) 642-5360 X: 119 FAX: (703) 642-1841 adjutant@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL SERVICE DIRECTORARTHUR COLEMAN III 5413-B BACKLICK ROAD SPRINGFIELD, VA 22151-3960 WORK (703) 642-5360 X: 103 FAX: 703-642-1841 servicedirector@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORALEKS MOROSKY 5413-B BACKLICK ROAD SPRINGFIELD, VA 22151-3960 WORK (703) 642-5360 X: 117 FAX: (703) 642-1841 aleksmorosky@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORPHONE: (703) 642-5360 publicrelations@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL VETERANS ADVOCACY GROUP REPRESENTATIVEKRISTIN BECK valor4us@gmail.comNATIONAL SURGEONRICHARD B. SMALL CELL: (702) 513-0215 HOME: (702) 233-4410 Richardandshirley@netzero.netNATIONAL CHAPLAINJAMES MILLER PH: (803) 755-0304 Jmi2609470@aol.comNATIONAL POW/MIA COORDINATORROBERT G. CERTAIN CELL: (770) 639-3313 eagle@unchainedeagle.comNATIONAL VAVS DIRECTORDEL BULLDOG TURNER HOME: (256) 837-3474 FAX: (256) 837-3474 (CALL FIRST SO HE CAN HOOK IT UP) dplusk@aol.comNATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS PROGRAM OFFICERCATHERINE SHAW CELL: (843) 814-3760 cdonald1@hotmail.comDIRECTOR MOPH MEDAL RECOVERY PROGRAMZACHARIAH L FIKE CELL: (315) 523-3609 purpleheartsreunited@gmail.comNATIONAL AMERICANISM OFFICERWILLIAM J. ROUSH CELL: (269) 804-9126 HOME: (269) 945-2605 william-roush@att.netNATIONAL ROTC OFFICERROGER NEWALL CELL: (505) 610-1533 roger_newall@msn.comPURPLE HEART LEGACY & TRAIL COORDINATORMATT BRIDGES CELL: (229) 569-0915 mbridges.usmc@gmail.comNATIONAL HISTORIANDALE WILSON HOME: (808) 756-0935 docdale6@gmail.comNATIONAL WELFARE / HOMELESS VETERANS OFFICERJAMES G. HOLLAND III CELL: (850) 545-9576 Jholl44122@aol.comNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRNICK MCINTOSH HOME: (812) 944-3562 CELL: (502) 494-0256 nnnrmc@icloud.comNATIONAL VIOLA CHAIRMANROBERT BOB CONNOR CELL: (612) 369-6491 WORK: (651) 227-4456 FAX: (651) 290-0624 bconnor@mtn.orgNATIONAL ASSISTANT SERGEANT-AT-ARMSKEN SWORDS CELL: (404) 374-8971 kenusmc1@yahoo.comNATIONAL BYLAWS COMMITTEE CHAIRJAMES L ANDERSON CELL: (661) 805-7599 jimanderson.moph@yahoo.comNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIRPENDINGPOST VIETNAM RECRUITMENT COMMITTEEWILLIAM NAZARIO (CHAIR) (914) 584-9301 JOHN FLENER CELL: (229) 425-8770 CHRISTOPHER VEDVICK CELL: (904) 372-3720 CHARLES EGGLESTON CELL: (301) 332-7053 CHAR GATLIN CELL: (703) 785-8697 DAVID ANDREWS purpleheartdoc@comcast.netMAILING ADDRESS:MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 5413-B BACKLICK ROAD SPRINGFIELD, VA 22151-3960 PH: 703-642-5360 FAX: 703-642-1841 WEBSITE: www.purpleheart.orgNEWS, PHOTOS & ARTICLES:EDITOR PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE RAELYNN MCAFEE TO: MagazineEditor@purpleheart.orgMAGAZINE COMMENTS:TO: MEMBER NOTIFICATIONS (Address changes, obituaries, subscriptions)TO:


November/December 20186PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU for your vote of condence, and the opportunity to serve you. Together we will continue to grow the MOPH philosophy of helping our veterans and their families, and never forgetting our fallen heroes and the families they left behind. One of my goals this year is to assure that all department and active chapters receive a life membership rebate check. This will take a collective effort by the region, department and chapter commanders. Working together we can achieve this goal. Another goal is to use the internet as a tool to disseminate information to ourWhy is Information Important? by Rick Cherone Patriots in a positive manner that is informative, factual and educational. With help from all six region commanders, John Flener will develop web pages. The goal is to give the user, with just a click of a button, easy access to current and accurate information, informing them of activities transpiring in each region. The tracker program on the MOPH website is a great tool to gather information on what reports have been submitted to national headquarters by regions, departments and chapters. It also allows the user to print a bad address report. Bad addresses cost our organization thousands of dollars each year, and can be eliminated if each chapter attempts to communicate with these members and determine their status. This program will give the user, depending on their access level, an overview of the members of the order, how the departments are operating, which chapters are active and may need some support or assistance, or possibly need to be closed. Submitting all requires reports to national headquarters (election report, nance report, 990 and life membership report) to be on time, with accurate information and proper signatures. This is critical to the survival of the Order. The reports are just one part of the puzzle that helps the Order maintain their nonprot status. These reports are also used to determine the department delegate counts at the national convention, and life membership rebate checks that are issued to each qualifying department and chapter. These checks can be used to fund programs at the department and chapter levels to assist veterans and their families. It is important that each department and chapter adjutant have a current copy of the key ling dates report. To obtain a copy of the report due dates: (1) go to the MOPH web home page, (2) select forms, (3) select key ling dates, and (4) print a copy for your records. I had the opportunity to read a book, Shackletons Way Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell, which I was recently given by Commander Doug Greenlaw at the 2018 national convention. There were some interesting statements in the book about surviving a crisis that we need to consider as we move through the next year. Following are some insightful quotations from the book. 1. Let go of the past. Dont waste time or energy regretting past mistakes, or fretting over what you cannot change. 2. Dont be drawn into a public dispute; rather engage in respectful competition. You may need their cooperation in the future. 3. Never insist on reaching a goal at any cost. It must be achieved at a reasonable expense and undue hardship. National Jr. Vice Commanders Brieng


7 F IRST, ID LIKE TO SAY HOW HONORED I am to have been appointed as the national chaplain for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. I will do my best to continue the legacy established by the previous national chaplains and do what is bene cial for the MOPH and its Patriots. As I have always practiced, I will, to the best of my ability, do the right thing for the right reason and at the right time. That being said, now is the time to do the right thing in the Order. We must stop all this bickering and backbiting among ourselves, stop putting out false rumors by email, etc., and start striving to work together for the good of the Order and to better our organization. This will help us all to do our best for each other and accomplish the goals set for our Patriots bene t. How can our national leadership team work to help veterans nationwide if they are constantly having to defend their actions and put out the little res of discontent? The time to begin is now, so lets work together and be sure our endeavors are pleasing to the Lord (Ecc. 9:10: whatsoever thy hand ndeth to do, do it with thy might). If we can put our differences aside and work together for the good of the Order by supporting our national leadership to ensure that the legacy of the Order will continue, we can accomplish much as weve done in the past. May God bless as we pray for our nation and our commander and all of the MOPH leadership. If you have any needs or prayer requests please feel free to contact me. I am here to serve. National Chaplains Brie ng by James Miller From the New National Chaplain: Lets Put Our Differences Aside4. Be bold in vision and careful in planning. Dare to try something new, but be meticulous in your proposal, to give your idea a good chance of succeeding. 5. Let all the people involved in the crisis participate in the solution. 6. Give constant feedback on performance; it helps speed up the process. 7. Be patient. Sometimes the best course of action is to do nothing, but watch and wait. 8. Go-for-broke risks become more acceptable as options narrow. Sometimes, the potential rewards at the end of a daring venture justify the risk of suffering a spectacular failure. If you get a copy of this book you will nd that it is full of informative and insightful topics from team building to crisis management that can be used in building a successful organization. Again, thank you for the opportunity you have given me to serve you and the Order as the National Jr. Vice Commander. AS WE THINK ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SO MUCH (their homes, valuables, schools, lives and businesses) as a result of Hurricane Florence and Michael, we hope that every one that is still displaced knows that we are here to help in so many ways. As the MOPH and all its members send money and supplies to the ones that have been so devastated and have lost everything from the rain, wind, and oods, we ask everyone to think about them and do what you can to help. We have one thing in common; we shed blood for our country and we will work together. Let us help bring them comfort as they rebuild their homes, schools, and businesses and put their lives back together. Let all members nd comfort in knowing we are standing with them to help. God Bless our Country and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.


November/December 20188PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE I would also like to thank the Region II department commanders for showing condence in me to lead. I look forward to serving the region to the best of my ability and working with the department and chapter commanders. There are 11 departments and 108 chapters in the region; 26 of these are delinquent chapters. My goal is to work with commanders to reduce the number of delinquent chapters by either consolidating, dissolving or reconstructing the existing chapters. The region has 9,929 members. We need to try to meet a goal of 200 new members or better in the coming year. I would like to see the rst responder program kept alive. I realize that this puts a nancial burden on the departments and chapters furnishing plaques to police of- cers and remen wounded/injured or killed in the line of duty, but it is denitely a worthy cause and shines a positive light on MOPH in the community. The sad fact is a lot of what we want to do costs money, so lets get creative and see if we can remedy some of our nancial short falls. Any ideas are welcome. All in all, its for the good of the Order. I feel we should show support by volunteering and donating nancial aid for our state-run veterans nursing homes and cemeteries as well as showing support for VArun hospitals and clinics. I am proud to be a member of the MOPH, no matter how painful it was to qualify (ouch!). I know you are too. I WAS PLEASED TO SEE how trouble-free the Spokane convention went. I want to thank the outgoing leadership and the Department of Washington for putting on a great convention, and welcome the incoming ofcers. The 2019 convention falls on the Department of Missouri, and we will try to provide a positive experience for everyone who attends. The convention dates are July 8-12. The convention will be held in Branson, Mo.Region II Preps for a Busy 2019 by John D. Dismer Region II Commanders Brieng as of October 5, 2018 p Neil Van Ess0366-NJ-114 R y an M Sabinish7110-MN-29 John A Lunkwicz1513-TX-57 Joseph S Schaler0159-IL-25 Richard Duane Keirn0730-NV-63 Thomas Y Tanaka0483-HI-63 Brian W Willette0875-MA-13 NSO Nickolas Easterlin g MI2 NSO Paul KaiserMI1 NSO Gilbert H OchoaTX1 NSO Dave SrockMN1 NSO Tro y WestphalMN1 NSO Martha S YrbarraTX1 Member Chapter No Recruited National Service Ofcer State No Recruited


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE9 REGION II EVENTS REGION II EVENTS MEMBERS OF Northern Minneapolis Suburbs Chapter #987 and Anoka County Board Members who declared Anoka County a Purple Heart County. NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY recognition and rededication of the Department of Illinois Memorial Wall of Illinois Fallen Warriors at Hines V.A., August 7, 2018.Several Patriots from the Dept. of Illinois, along with volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation, helping to recognize this day, by preparing lunch for Veterans at Hines V.A. Hospital. ROCHESTER MINNESOTA Chapter 7110 installs Purple Heart parking signs at the local HyVee in Rochester, thanks to the hard work of Patriot Michael Quinn. L-R: Steven E. Braverman, M.D., Hospital Director, Edward Hines V.A.; Daniel T. Finn, PDC and Dept. Adjutant; Christina Finn, and Rick Fox, Chief Public Affairs Ofcer, Hines V.A. POLK COUNTY, MO., Sheriff Danny Morrison was presented a Purple Heart Plaque of Support on Aug 17, 2018. L to R: John Dismer, Commander Region II, MOPH; Polk County, MO, Sheriff Danny Morrison; Ted Knox, Commander, Department of MO, MOPH. You can find more Region II Events in the News & Gathering section starting on p. 30 MOPH CHAPTER 31 Honor Guard, Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating Ohio Christian Univ. becoming a Purple Heart University. This recognition by the Military Order of the Purple Heart recognizes the many ways we have already been serving our military students, but now, with this special designation, the partnership is strengthened even more, and we are thankful for the opportunity to do so. Jon Kulaga, President The Purple Heart ceremony was a great way to proclaim to our community that Ohio Christian University will always stand beside our military. Nicole Davis, AVP of EnrollmentL-R: Jerry Feris, State Commander; Randy Howson, Ed Damron, John Kulaga, O.C.U. President; Glenn West and Charlie Tobe.


November/December 201810PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE In August, the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act became law. It included the language of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill that was strongly supported by MOPH, which will authorize all disabled veterans, all Purple Heart recipients, regardless of disability rating, and their eligible caregivers to shop at on-base military exchanges and commissaries, beginning in January 2020. It also authorized Space Available (Space-A) travel for all veterans with a permanent service-connected disability rated as total. In addition, for the second year in a row, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution, designating August 7 as National Purple Heart Recognition Day. This was followed by an of cial message from President Trump, commemorating National Purple Heart Day this year. And in September, the 2019 Defense Appropriations Act nally eliminated death gratuity payment delays in the event that a service member dies during a government shutdown. This means that never again will congressional gridlock prevent grieving military families from getting the nancial assistance they need and deserve. While these accomplishments are signi cant, there is still more to do before the end of the 115th Congress. MOPH will continue to push for the passage of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act, the Purple Heart Preservation Act to prevent memorabilia dealers from pro ting from the sale of Purple Heart Medals, and legislation to extend the waiver of the VA Home Loan funding fee to active duty Purple Heart recipients. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding these important bills. As always, I would like to thank all of you for your support, and I look forward to our continued success in the future. I AM PLEASED TO INFORM you that MOPH has had several legislative victories over the past few months. Here are some of the highlights: In May, Congress passed the VA MISSION Act. This comprehensive legislation consolidated all non-VA care programs, including the Choice Program, into a single Veterans Community Care Program, while also providing additional resources to build internal VA capacity. Equally important, this bill accomplished the long-standing MOPH goal of nally expanding the VA Caregiver Program to veterans of all eras.Legislative Update: More Big Wins for Veterans and their Families by Aleks Morosky National Legislative Directors Brie ng CHANGES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS Please send ADDRESS changes, DEATH of a Member & SUBSCRIPTIONS to: MOPH: MOPH National Headquarters 5413-B Backlick Road, Spring eld, VA 22151 Voice (703) 642-5360 Fax (703) 642-1841 MOPHA (Address & death changes) : Tara Waugh 190 E. Olmstead Dr. C-12, Titusville, FL 32780


JOIN USAA AND BEGIN YOUR LEGACY.USAA means United Services Automobile Association and its affiliates. Military Order of the Purple Heart receives financial sup port from USAA for this sponsorship. Use of the term member or membership refers to membership in USAA Membership Services and does not convey any legal or ownership r ights in USAA. Restrictions apply and are subject to change. To join USAA, separated military personnel must have received a discharge type of Honorable. Eligi ble former dependents of USAA members may join USAA. 2018 USAA. 253391-1218CALL 855-221-MOPH (6674) OR VISIT USAA.COM/MOPHWith USAA, youve earned access to a membership that can be passed down from generation to generation. So no matter what reasons you served for, the best reasons are yet to come. I SERVED FOR his future


November/December 201812PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE E DUCATION AND opportunity. For many, the two go hand in hand and are part of the very freedoms for which our members fought and sacriced. For some though, and for a variety of reasons, education and opportunity have remained elusive. This is where the MOPH Scholarship Program comes into play, awarding approximately 80 scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children and grandchildren each year. The scholarships provided through the MOPH open the door to opportunities for our fellow Purple Heart recipients and their family members, like Bob Fields and his grandson Adam. Bob Fields earned his Purple Heart serving in the 1st Air Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. And Bobs dedication to serving his country didnt end when he left the military. He returned home to the city of Joplin, Missouri, where his grandson Adam would be born, and became a city land surveyor. Bob was more like a father gure to Adam. As a young boy, Adam remembers taking long walks with Bob. His grandpa would often take him to see the construction sites where he was working, and Adam enjoyed helping his grandpa with his surveying. Those early memories spurred Adams interest in construction. Soon, Adam was continuing his grandfathers commitment to civil service, rst by doing volunteer construction work for a charity that builds homes for the needy, then by pursuing a civil engineering degree. Adam worked hard, and the scholarships he earned supported his education at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Still, he found himself out of funding with one year left before he nished his degree. With support from our membership, and from gifts to the Purple Heart Foundation, were able to offer scholarships to our members, and their spouses, children and grandchildren. Thanks to Bobs service and membership, Adam was eligible to apply for one of the 80 competitive scholarships that were awarded this year. And through his hard work, he won a scholarship that will allow him to complete his degree this spring. Adam will be the rst member of the Fields family to nish a four-year college degree, and Bob is incredibly proud of him. Your support of these scholarships means the world to members like Bob and to their family members. You are truly helping change the lives of others, says Adam. You help students to not only begin college, but nish college. I could not have completed college without this help. After he graduates, Adam hopes to get a job working on our great countrys infrastructure. And when Bob watches Adam receive his diploma, hell know that his sacrices for America helped make this moment possible. Making the American Dream Possible for Our Own Thank you for helping me make my grandfather proud.Adam Fields, MOPH Scholarship Award RecipientYoung Adam and Grandpa Grandpa and Adam at graduation Bob Fields in uniform


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE13 V ETERANS ARE THE CORE of America. They protect us from danger on land, air and sea. Veterans give their lives and limbs for America. They have also allowed us to have the rights that we have today, such as freedom of speech and religion. Veterans remind us of the freedom that we often take for granted. They have fought for our country and our independence. They ght for freedom and they sacri ce their lives for citizens of America. Veterans have given Americans opportunities that no other country has. To be a veteran, you must have bravery and courage as well as a love for your country. Being a veteran takes sacrifice, and you must be willing to do anything for your country. A veteran is someone who will defend American until the day they die. Veterans have and will protect our past, present and future. Veterans believe that freedom is worth dying for. They will protect this land at any cost. They will leave their families to risk their lives if it means that they can keep their freedom. Being a veteran is both physically and mentally demanding. While some veterans may show a clear sign of service, such as a missing limb, other veterans may have scars that cant be seen. Many veterans suffer from PTSD due to their prolonged exposure to combat. These veterans may have symptoms such as insomnia or self-destructive behavior. Veterans are the most important part of America. A famous news reporter, Elmer Davis, once said, This nation will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave. Without veterans, we would not have the freedom we have today. Without veterans, there would be no United States of America. Why Our Veterans Are AMERICAS HEROES by Kyleigh Koehler (age 12, Garrison, Montana) The essay was written for the National Elks' Americanism Essay on why veterans are important to America. Kyleigh won second place in the nation.


November/December 201814PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE This Day in History: November 11 Soldiers in a eld wave their helmets and cheer on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, location unknown World War I Ends AT THE 11TH HOUR ON THE 11TH DAY of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compigne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least ve million civilians died from disease, starvation or exposure. For the most part, the people of Europe greeted the outbreak of war with jubilation. Most patriotically assumed that their country would be victorious within months. Of the initial belligerents, Germany was most prepared for the outbreak of hostilities, and its military leaders had formatted a sophisticated military strategy known as the Schlieffen Plan, which envisioned the conquest of France through a great arcing offensive through Belgium and into northern France. Russia, slow to mobilize, was to be kept occupied by Austro-Hungarian forces while Germany attacked France. The Schlieffen Plan was nearly successful, but in early September the French rallied and halted the German advance at the bloody Battle of the Marne near Paris. By the end of 1914, well over a million soldiers of various nationalities had been killed on the battle elds of Europe, and neither for the Allies nor the Central Powers was a nal victory in sight. On the western frontthe battle line that stretched across northern France and Belgiumthe combatants settled down in the trenches for a terrible war of attrition. In 1915, the Allies attempted to break the stalemate with an amphibious invasion of Turkey, which had joined the Central Powers in October 1914, but after heavy bloodshed the Allies were forced to retreat in early 1916. The year 1916 saw great offensives by Germany and Britain along the western front, but neither side accomplished a decisive victory. In the east, Germany was more successful, and the disorganized Russian army suffered terrible losses, spurring the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917. By the end of 1917, the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia and immediately set about negotiating peace with Germany. In 1918, the infusion of American troops and resources into the western front nally tipped the scale in the Allies favor. Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies on November 11, 1918. World War I was known as the Armistice Day, Wall Street


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE15 SOURCES: This Day in History, November 11 Arlington National Cemetery RUN RITZ S O UR C ES: T his Da y in Histor y November 1 1 Arlington National Cemetery arlingtoncemetery.mi l war to end all wars because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that of cially ended the con ictthe Treaty of Versailles of 1919forced punitive terms on Germany that destabilized Europe and laid the groundwork for World War II. Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Exactly three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia during an Armistice Day ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding. Two days before, an unknown American soldier, who had fallen somewhere on a World War I battle eld, arrived at the nations capital from a military cemetery in France. On Armistice Day, in the presence of President Harding and other government, military and international dignitaries, the unknown soldier was buried with highest honors beside the Memorial Amphitheater. As the soldier was lowered to his nal resting place, a two-inch layer of soil brought from France was placed below his cof n so that he might rest forever atop the earth on which he died. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. Congress approved the burial of an unidenti ed American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is considered the most hallowed grave at Arlington Cemetery, Americas most sacred military cemetery. The tombstone itself, designed by sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones, was not completed until 1932. The white marble sarcophagus has a at-faced form and is relieved at the corners and along the sides by neoclassic pilasters, or columns, set into the surface. Sculpted into the east panel, which faces Washington, D.C., are three Greek gures representing Peace, Victory and Valor. The six wreaths, three sculpted on each side, represent the six major campaigns of World War I. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those three graves are marked with white marble slabs ush with the plaza. The tomb was put under permanent guard by special military sentinels from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Virginia. In 1998, a Vietnam War unknown, who was buried at the tomb for 14 years, was disinterred from the Tomb after DNA testing indicated his identity. Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, who was shot down near An Loc, Vietnam, in 1972 was returned to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, and was buried with military honors, including an F-15 jet missing man yover and a lone bugler sounding taps. It has been decided that the crypt that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain vacant. The crypt cover has been replaced with one that has the inscription Honoring and Keeping Faith with Americas Missing Servicemen, 1958-1975.


November/December 201816PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE M ORE THAN A CENTURY AGO, Perry Loyd found his life and country at a crossroads. Loyd was training to become a soldier in what was then known as Camp Jackson, working toward becoming a soldier for a country that roundly despised him. When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, it was decided that there was no more room for Loyd and other African-Americans in the armed forces, claiming quotas had been met. At this time in history, existing all-black Army regiments were not allowed to ght in combat roles overseas, said Loyds grandson, Perry James, a guest speaker at a breakfast for military retirees July 26 at the Fort Jacksons NCO Club. They were instead diffused in territories throughout the United States. World War I proved to be a turning point for freedom, citizenship and self-determination for African-Americans, James said. They envisioned themselves as torchbearers for democracy, Perry said, and the denial of combat roles prompted a huge backlash. The U.S. Department of War relented to a certain degree, creating two combat divisions of African-American Soldiers in 1917: 92nd and 93rd Divisions. Perry Loyd served in the 371st Infantry Colored Regiment within the 93rd Division at Camp Jackson. The rst black troops sent overseas belonged to service units, James said. Because the work these units did was absolutely critical to the war effort, commanders promised special privileges to them if they yielded high results. As the war continued and soldiers took to the battle elds, black soldiers became responsible for digging trenches, removing unexploded shells from elds, clearing disabled equipment and barbed wire, and burying soldiers killed in action. Despite this, these soldiers received the worst treatment of all black troops in World War I and suffered casualties at a rate of 45 percent. My grandfather was wounded at the battle of the Argonne Forest, which was a major part of the offensive, James said. The battle was part of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from Sept. 26, until the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, during which Loyd was wounded. With the end of the war, Loyd was promoted to sergeant, discharged and returned to his life as a sharecropper in Sumter County, South Carolina. Perry Loyd died in 1946 at the age of 61, a decade before the birth of his grandson, who was named for him. James said interest in his grandfather was rekindled after visiting his grave, and learning that a Purple Heart he had earned had never been delivered. He set about correcting that problem, but history had erased many of the records of his grandfathers life. His military records were destroyed in a re in St. Louis, while many of his personal effects were lost in a house re years later. From a forensic standpoint, it was very dif cult to get veri able information, James said. Through networking with people, I was able to talk to a gentleman at the National Archives, who was able to dig through the archives and nd evidence of his service and his injury. I had to stick with it. I just couldnt give up, James said. Source: World War I: A Turning Point for African-Americansby Wallace McBride (Fort Jackson) Perry James, wearing the uniform of an American Soldier during World War I, speaks about the efforts of African-American Soldiers during the war at a breakfast for military retirees July 26 at Fort Jacksons NCO Club. His grandfather, Perry Loyd, was a veteran of World War I. WALLACE MCBRIDE (FORT JACKSON)


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE17 BransonJuly 8, 201987th Military Order of the Purple Heart & 86th Auxiliary National Convention The MOPH Department of Missouriis seeking your support by advertising in our Convention Souvenir BookJuly 8-12, 2019 DO NOT MISS THE CHANCE TO GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT!For more information contact: John D. Dismer Phone: 417-848-1888 Or Randi McCormick Phone: 417-334-8325DEADLINE MAY 1, 2019 Ad Size & RatesBusiness Card (3.5x2) $25.00 Quarter Page (4.25x5.5) $100.00 Half Page (8.5x5.5) $125.00 Full Page (8.5x11) $225.00Premium Spots (all full page) Rear Cover, Inside (8.5x11) $325 Front Cover, Inside (8.5x11) $325 Rear Cover, Outside (8.5x11)$400 Please Send Print Ready Format: Color or Black & White PDF to Company Name: _____________________________________________________________ Contact Person: ______________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ Contact Phone Number: ________________________________________________________ Email Address: ______________________________________________________________ Make checks payable to: MOPH Department of Missouri Send Checks to: MOPH 3544 S. Weller Ave. Spring eld, Mo. 65804


November/December 201818PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE The Remembrance POPPY A CENTURY AGO, the war to end all wars raged throughout Europe, a war that racked up nearly 37.5 million casualties, including upwards of 8.5 million deaths. This year marks the centennial commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The theme for the 2018 Veterans Day poster is The War to End All Wars. The years poster, as selected by the Veterans Day National Committee, depicts the remembrance poppy and a barbed wire fence. The barbed wire represents the thousands of miles of wire that was spread by both sides in WWI. The poppy has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war and was inspired by the World War I poem In Flanders Fields. But why poppies? The answer is half biology, half history. The common, or corn poppy, grows throughout the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe and is native to the Mediterranean region. Its seeds need light to grow, so when theyre buried in the earth, they can lay dormant for 80 years or possibly even longer, without blooming. Once soil is disturbed and the seeds come to light, poppies nobody knew existed can then bloom. During World War I, this beautiful phenomenon took place in a Europe decimated by the rst truly modern war. In Belgium, which was home to part of the Western Front in its Flanders provinces, the soil was torn up by miles of trenches and pocked by bombs and artillery re. The Battles of Ypres, which took part in a portion of Flanders known as Flanders Fields, were particularly deadly and took a toll on the physical environment, too. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers breathed their last on soil laid bare and churned up by the mechanics of war. After the Second Battle of Ypres, a Canadian doctor named John McCrae noticed red poppies growing near one of Flanders Fields mass cemeteries. He wrote a poem, In Flanders Fields, in 1915, which was eventually published in Britain. In Flanders elds the poppies blow, wrote McCrae, between the crosses, row on row. It went on to become the wars most popular and most recognized poem in the United States and Great Britain. The poem, which muses on the existence of poppies in a cemetery, encourages people to take up the torch in honor of their fallen countrymen. An American woman named Moina Michael read McCraes poem and vowed to wear a red poppy every day until she died. She began to distribute silk poppies and her work led women from Allied nations to sell articial poppies to raise funds for war victims after the war. A symbol had been bornone that persists to this day. In Flanders Fields by John McCraeIn Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. Sources:,,,


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE19 N EARLY FIVE MILLION American families sent their fathers or mothers or sons or daughters to serve in the Armed Forces during World War One. Countless other families had members who supported the war effort in industry, farming, shipping and many other elds. All those who served then are gone now, but the commemoration of the centennial of World War One is the nations opportunity to make a permanent and comprehensive record of how and where those family members served, and what they did for the country, before the succeeding generations memories of that service are lost forever. The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission calls on the families of those who served to help tell the Stories of Service of their forebears and relatives 100 years ago in our Stories of Service section. Many Americans are still alive who listened to their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, or mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, tell the story of their service in World War One. This rst-person knowledge will vanish with the passing of those individuals who heard those stories, so the time is now for family members to capture that precious but endangered information. Other family members will have knowledge of their forebears service from letters, diaries or other records, or from family stories regarding artifacts from the war. The Commission asks other Americans to help discover the names of those who served and record that knowledge in the Commissions permanent record. School classes, scout troops, veterans groups, genealogical organizations and other groups can research the names found on their community World War One memorials, or in their own records, discover what they can about those individuals, and add that information to the permanent record. Organizations and institutions providing care for the elderly can be extremely important in this effort. Many retirement facilities and homes have residents who have no families to record their memories of their forebears who served in the Great War. Interviewing such residents and entering that information will help rescue that soon-to-be-lost rst-person data and makes a great community project. Those who served in World War One have left behind many artifacts and souvenirs of their experiences a century ago. Americans who no longer have a place to store or display these artifacts from their predecessors, but who want to preserve them as part of the historical record and the nations public memory, will nd a broad range of opportunities for and resources about nding new homes for old memories. The United States Navy Memorials Navy Log is a lasting legacy of honor that tells the story of Americas Sea Service veterans. Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans from World War One are eligible to be listed in the Navy Log, but they are no longer with us to enter their information. Families and others who need help or want information on how to get started on researching family history and World War One service can nd links to extensive genealogical research resources, and how to information on Genealogical Resources page. Family Ties UNITED STATES WORLD WAR ONE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION IS DOCUMENTING THE STORIES OF SERVICE AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I TO VIEW OR SUBMIT INFORMATION: Click the Submit a Story menu button to add family history to the permanent record of the World War One Centennial Commission. Click the Donate an Artifact menu button to nd a permanent home for World War I artifacts. Click the Navy Log menu button to access the Navy Memorial site. Click the Genealogical Resources menu button to get started researching.


November/December 201820PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE Detailed results of the study can be found in the Oct. 1 issue of Nature Genetics, a scienti c journal. This is fantastic news, not just for veterans, but for all Americans suffering from these diseases, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. VA researchers have been improving the lives of veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation for decades. Their groundbreaking research has resulted in three Nobel prizes and numerous other national and international honors. Using data from VAs Million Veteran Program (MVP), the researchers found that three genesPDE3B, PCSK9 and ANGPTL4could be targets for treatment of heart disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and diabetes, respectively. VA research showed that those with speci c mutations to the genes had better cholesterol and triglyceride levels than those without the mutations. The PDE3B mutation appears to protect against heart disease. A mutation in PCSK9 seems to decrease the risk not only of heart disease, but also abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition in which the aorta is enlarged, which could lead it to rupture and cause life-threatening bleeding. The ANGPTL4 mutation was linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. The research was supported by VA, the National Institutes of Health and Stanfords Department of Medicine. MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded by VAs Of ce of Research and Development. MVP partners with veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration to study how genes affect health. As of late September 2018, MVP had enrolled more than 700,000 veterans. It is already one of the worlds largest databases of health and genomic information. The Nature Genetics publication is one of the rst major papers describing scienti c ndings from MVP. The publication highlights the power of researchers having access to data from large numbers of individuals. In this instance, researchers were able to identify several novel genetic factors that affect peoples blood lipid [cholesterol and triglyceride] levels. Such ndings may lead to new approaches to diagnose people at risk for cardiovascular disease, as well as identify candidate therapeutic targets. WASHINGTON In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) drive to help improve lives of veterans through health care discovery and innovation, a team led by VA researchers recently identi ed three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes. VA Study on Cholesterol Genetics Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease, Diabetes


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE21 THE MILLION VETERANS PROGRAM (MVP) is a national, voluntary research program funded entirely by the Department of Veterans Affairs Of ce of Research & Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with Veterans receiving their care in the VA Healthcare System to study how genes affect health. To do this, MVP will build one of the worlds largest medical databases by safely collecting blood samples and health information from one million Veteran volunteers. Data collected from MVP will be stored in a secure manner and will be coded for researchers so that they cannot directly identify you. Researchers will study diseases like diabetes and cancer, and military-related illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans who are users of the VA health care system at one of the enrolling sites are able to participate at this time. MVP is rolling out at VA medical centers across the nation. Once a site is open for enrollment, veterans can schedule an appointment by calling toll-free 1-866441-6075 or walk-in to local MVP clinic to participate today. Find clinics still enrolling: Active involvement in this program includes: Filling out surveys about health and healthrelated behaviors; Providing a blood sample (containing DNA and other substances) that will be stored for future genomic analyses; Allowing secure access to VA and VA-linked medical and health information, including past and future health records; and Agreeing to future contact To learn more about MVP program: Source: Join the Legacy Member ProgramHONORING OUR PRESENT, REMEMBERING THE PAST AND PRESERVING THE LEGACY! In recognition of your monthly commitment of $19.32, please accept this Exclusive LEGACY MEMBER Pin as our grateful thank you. Thank You For Helping To Preserve The Legacy Of The Purple HeartLegacy Member Program Military Order Of The Purple Heart 5413-B Backlick Road Spring eld, VA 22151 Phone: 703-642-5360 (Membership) Fax: 703-642-1841 Email: Legacy@Purpleheart.Org Join here:


November/December 201822PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE How to Help Veterans During the Holidays by MilitaryBene ts O VER THE HOLIDAYS, there are various ways to help our veterans through what may be challenging times, and to assist those veterans who may not have family to be with. You can help veterans who serve, honor and protect by volunteering your time, donating items or simply by making a cash contribution to a worthy cause. Here are some of the many ways you can reach out and make a difference in the life of a veteran this holiday season: Call a local USO branch or area Armed Services recruiter. They may have a local donation program list available. Help a speci c group of veterans, such as homeless veterans or veterans in need of employment. Contact a local Veterans Association residential home or hospital. Often times there are older vets who either are hospitalized or in residence, without family or friends around to keep them company during the holidays. Most of these centers plan fundraisers where you can further help. Contact them and check how you can best provide your service and time. Reach out to local military hospitals where disabled vets are in recovery. Typically there are pre-determined donation lists consisting of typical things that service members may need to aid in their recovery, such as blankets, gloves, DVDs, cookies and home-baked goods, socks and much more. Knit a veteran a lap blanket or quilt for use at a convalescent home. Donate your used car. Ways to Help a Veteran Give monetarily Planned givingwills, trusts, charitable gift annuities Organize a fundraiser (you can even do this online through Facebook) Volunteer Donate the Following: > Airline/hotel and credit card points/miles > Bonds or stocks > Car > Clothing > Entertainment tickets > Furniture > Household items > Toys Volunteer with Wreaths Across America. Each December they coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, in locations nationwide, at sea and abroad. If youre unable to participate, you can donate to help buy wreaths.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE23 MILITARY BUDGETS, which are often already stretched to their limits, do not contain a lot of money for buying Christmas presents. However, military families are also some of the most deserving people during the holiday season. To help thank military families for the sacri ces made year-round, many organizations offer programs to make Christmas possible for deserving military families, especially those with children who deserve to have a joy- lled Christmas. Here are some programs and options available to military families in need and how people can assist:Pay Away The Lay AwayMilitary Bene ts is proud to have partnered with Pay Away the Layaway to support military families by paying off their layaway balances at the Exchanges and retail stores. Pay Away Layaway is a national 501(c)3 nonpro t organization all volunteer organization, which means most of the money goes directly to military families.Adopt-a-Family for the HolidaysNumerous organizations offer adopt-afamily programs. Military families who can show proof of need submit their wish lists to the organization and donors adopt the families by purchasing items from their wish lists for Christmas. Because of the popularity of adopta-family programs, you must ll out an application months before Christmas in order to get on the list. Pay attention to deadlines and get your application in as soon as the window opens, because spaces ll up fast.Full Circle HomeFull Circle Home gives deployed servicemen a chance to send a gift box to their wives back home. Gift boxes contain pampering items, such as lotions, bubble baths and spa socks. They also feature a handwritten note from the serviceman.Military Installation SupportThe family centers at military installations offer assistance in many forms during the holidays, including programs such as Santas Shop, in which donations are taken for military families in need. Contact the local installation for how you can help. For assistance, reach out to the Family Readiness Group, Chaplain or MWR.Operation Christmas SpiritOperation Christmas Spirit supports local military families in the form of holiday gratitude by: Adopting over 100 families and ful lling their Christmas wish lists with gifts for all family members and gift cards to do their own shopping; Sponsor gifts and crafts at unit holiday parties; Adopt single Marines and sailors, giving them gifts and gifts cards to celebrate whether near or far from their families.Operation Holiday JoyDonate to Operation Holiday Joy. One hundred percent of your donation goes to food and toys this holiday season and you can designate your donation to a speci c program.Operation HomefrontOperation Homefront offers many programs for military families throughout the year and Christmas is no exception. The organization partners with Dollar Tree to provide toys for CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES IN NEED


November/December 201824PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE military children. To receive a gift, you must register for your local Operation Homefront Toy Distribution. If your family lacks the funds for a holiday meal, you can also attend one of the organizations holiday meal events and receive all of the fixings for the perfect Christmas dinner.Red CrossThe Red Cross provides many military family services including but not limited to nancial assistance and deployment services.Spirit of SharingThe Adopt-A-Military Family program provides commissary cards, gifts, toys and much more to military families in need. Soldiers AngelsSoldiers Angels sponsors Operation Outreach Holiday Support. Lower enlisted families can sign up to receive a $50-$100 gift card to help pay for a holiday meal and gifts for children ages 15 and under. Families must sign up for the program by December 15 and are matched with donors from around the United States.Toys for TotsThe U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The program is for all children, including military kids.Trees for TroopsEvery family needs a Christmas tree and Tree for Troops, sponsored by the Christmas Spirit Foundation, offers free Christmas trees for military families. Trees are available at 62 bases throughout the United States.Veterans Service OrganizationsMany Veterans Service Organizations provide a wide variety of holiday support to service members, veterans, and their families. Program benefits often include meals, food, gift cards, and adopt-a-family or adopt-aveteran programs.USOLocal USO of ces provide a variety of holiday assistance programs including holiday dinners, events with Santa, toy and food drives and much more. Contact a local USO of ce.Wreaths Across AmericaDonate to Wreaths Across America, which coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies on a speci ed Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. They organize a week of events including international veterans tributes, ceremonies at state houses and a week-long Veterans Parade between Maine and Virginia. ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY THIS HOLIDAY SEASONCare packages, holiday cards and letters, thanking our veterans and military families are all ways we can provide additional support.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE25 According to Amanda Reallan, who had arrived a little early to pick up her children, the boys were struggling to fold the flag without letting it touch the ground. Suddenly, one of them laid down on the sidewalk between the other two boys to prevent that from happening. Ms. Reallan recorded the event with her cellphone camera and later posted the photo on her Facebook page to show how these boys went above and beyond to respect our nations ag! The photo soon went viral. The boysJack LeBrick, Casey Dolan, and Naylan Tuttlelearned respect for the ag and how to handle it properly from school custodian Mac McCarty, according to NBC af liate KHQ-TV of nearby Spokane. McCarty, a 20-year Air Force veteran, expressed pride for all three after watching LeBrick crawl under the ag to protect it. People from around the nation have been contacting the school to offer their thanks to the boys for their inspirational efforts. My hope is that our membersespecially the Americanism officers in our departments and chapterswill take the time to send a note of encouragement to Principal Lisa Pica to pass along to the boys. The address is: Hayden Meadows Elementary School, 900 E. Hayden Ave., Hayden, ID 83835. Three Idaho Boys Show True Reverence for Our Flag by Dale Wilson, National HistorianI WILL SOON BE BIDDING HAWAII ALOHA and moving to Hayden, Idaho. It thus pleased me greatly to see an article online describing how three boys tasked with lowering and folding Hayden Meadows Elementary Schools American ag went to great lengths to ensure it did not touch the ground. Casey Dolan and Naylon Tuttle fold their schools American ag as Jack LeBrick lies beneath it to keep it from touching the ground.


November/December 201826PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE To help with the build, Nexen Tire reached out to several other leading automotive aftermarket companies to transform a 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 SCAT Pack into the custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger. Renowned car builder Kenny Ptzer, with Zero to 60 Designs, led the entire build, which will debut at this years SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger build includes: Nexen Roadian HP Street Sport All-Season Radial Tires VIS Racing carbon ber hood, front bumper, deck lid and splitters PPG custom paint job Nexen Tire Launches American Muscle For American Heroes Program PARTNERSHIP WITH PURPLE HEART FOUNDATION HONORS WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS SACRIFICE TO NATION N EXEN TIRE AMERICA, Inc., a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV/light truck and winter tire technology, has announced American Muscle for American Heroes, an all-new program designed to honor a well-deserving veteran who has been wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart medal. Nexen Tire partnered with the Purple Heart Foundation to help select a Purple Heart recipient to receive an iconic American muscle car, a custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger. Nexen Tire is showing its gratitude for the safety and security provided by U.S. service members and intends to honor those American heroes through the giveaway. The custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger is equipped with Nexen Roadian HP Street Sport All-Season Radial Tires.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE27 Eibach front and rear sway bars MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust system ORACLE Lighting custom headlights SolarGard window tint SAVINI wheels Nexen Tire understands the incredible sacrice made by U.S. service members and we are honored to have the opportunity to give back to a deserving veteran as part of our American Muscle for American Heroes program, said Kyle Roberts, senior director of marketing at Nexen Tire America Inc. Purple Heart recipients have displayed unbelievable courage in the line of duty and we are humbled by their bravery and contributions as veterans. This program is our way of saying thank you to these heroes for securing our safety, as we continue to work hard to keep drivers safe on the road by manufacturing some of the worlds highest-quality tires. Representing the Purple Heart Foundation and supporting the American Muscle for American Heroes program at SEMA will be U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient. Petry was wounded in Afghanistan in 2008 serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. As a Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient, I am extremely proud to be working with Nexen Tire and their American Muscle for American Heroes program, said Petry. I have served alongside many outstanding service members and I can say every one of them is a hero. I am condent the Purple Heart Foundation will nd a very deserving veteran to receive this amazing custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger. Nexen Tire began collecting nominees, for approximately 11 weeks, on Oct. 1. The nomination process has been simplied and allows submissions on Facebook and Instagram when using the hashtag #NEXENHero to nominate a Purple Heart recipient or family member. The nomination process requires three pieces of information for each submission: a story, a picture and the #NEXENHero hashtag. Nexen Tire will also have a nomination form on its website for those who choose not to make a submission via social media. Please visit for more information and ofcial giveaway rules. Or Nominate Online at:


November/December 201828PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE HE FAMILIES OF OUR COMBAT-WOUNDED SUFFER GREATLYemotionally, psychologically and nancially. The overwhelming stress of the recovery process can threaten to tear a family apart. Wounded Warriors Family Support provides family retreats to combat-wounded veterans and their families by sending them to Orlando, Fla., or Yellowstone National Park. Family retreats give wounded veterans the opportunity to decompress and share in positive experiences with their spouses and children, strengthening the bonds of their families and making lasting memories. We provide the families of wounded or injured veterans and the widows and children of our fallen heroes with six nights at Bahama Bay Resort and passes to Universal Orlando, Sea World Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida, or families may choose four nights in the peaceful, non-stress environment of Yellowstone National Family Support Programs ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:WOUNDED WARRIORS FAMILY SUPPORT is a Purple Heartpreferred organization. If the veteran has not been awarded the Purple Heart the following eligibility requirements apply: > An 80-100% or greater, combined disability rating with a single physical disability rating of 30% or greater for injuries or wounds sustained during combat in one of the following speci c categories: > Blindness/loss of vision > Severe Burns > Spinal cord injury/paralysis > Traumatic Brain Injury > Must have dependent children


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE29 The Will To SurviveJohn Zale S INCE 1982, John Zale had been an active member of MOPH New York Chapter 0264. For 30 years, little more was known about Zale other than he was a WWII Army veteran who was a Purple Heart recipient. Zale was always busy, especially at the VA or with the Boy Scouts, but was always available when the chapter needed some manpower. It wasnt until after his death in 2012 that the true story was told by his daughter Karen, who had both authored and published the book. The Will to Survive is a detailed story of strife and valor as well as despair and hope. Zale (n Zubrzycki) served in the U.S. Army in the Paci c Theater. His story is one of survival. Being wounded in action during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippine Islands, he survived the notorious Bataan Death March when the troops were surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army. As a prisoner of war he endured unimaginable horror on the hell ship that took him to Mukden, Manchuria, where he was a POW for threeand-a-half years. His story is one of beatings, starvation, torture, tropical diseases, malnutrition, slave labor and human medical experimentation. After the war, says the book, the liberated prisoners of war were ordered not to discuss their experience with anyone. The men returned home but Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) had not yet been identi ed. Zale was able to deal with the mental trauma by involving himself with his Boy Scout troop, family and assisting other veterans. The purpose of this book is to be a voice for the voiceless. To tell the story of what the dauntless prisoners of war endured. Moreover, Karen Zale explains, this is a story of hope. Her father found a path that helped him deal with PTSD. Perhaps his story will be an inspiration to others. ( The Villager Ellicottville, N.Y.) The Will to Survive is available online at karen-zale/the-will-to-survive/paperback/product-23767332.html. The author is donating all profits to WNYHeroes, Inc. RONALD KRUL Book Reviews IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MOPH BYLAWS, we are sharing the minutes from the 2018 National Convention held in Spokane, WA. Monday July 30th NFC & NEC Meetings Tuesday July 31st Convention Business, Legislative, Publications & Bylaw Committee Meetings Wednesday August 1st Convention Business Thursday August 2nd Convention Business Friday August 3rd Convention Business, NEC & NFC


November/December 201830PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE C HAPTER 366, NJ, just about a year and a half ago, was about to disband. With the initiative of Joe Foti, commander at the time, the chapter paperwork was put in order and it became alive once again. Foti resigned as commander since then, due to health issues, but the band of brothers who are active have been participating in parades, fundraisers, celebrations of Purple Heart Day and hosting a Purple Heart Truck Run event.Picture of Chapter 366 at our Christmas Party, December 2017. Center in Purple Jacket is John Marshal, WWII veteran who took part in the Battle of the Bulge. Next to him (on Johns left) is Dominick DiPaolo, Korean War veteran. Sitting on right of Marshal is Past National Commander Neil VanEss.Chapter 366 preparing to step off at the Clifton Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2018. CHAPTER 7110 COMMANDER Duane Hodge receives an award from Department Commander Ryan Sabinish, for the greatest percentage increase of new members by a chapter in the country. The award was given to the Department Commander at the National Convention in Spokane, Wash. Chapter 7110, which meets in Rochester, Minn., had 23 new members last scal year. OVER 700 ITEMS WERE delivered from Pepsi Distributing in West Branch and Alpena, Michigan. These items were collected and donated to the Department of Michigan Auxiliarys project, Backpacks for Homeless Veterans. This is the third year with this project and it is well received at the homeless shelters and VA hospitals. Members pack anywhere from 100 to 200 backpacks with toiletries, warm socks and hats, gloves, drink mixes, a blanket and numerous items that have been donated to the project. With the help of all Michigan units and chapters the project has been very successful. Some of the women packing backpacks for homeless veterans. Chapter 366 paying respect to those who came before us: Purple Heart Day, August 7th, 2018, at the Clifton, NJ, MOPH monument Items packed in the backpacks by Department of Michigan Auxiliary members. Travis Kurian, Kristi Morin and PNP Terri Shattuck.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE31 NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE CHAPTER AND UNIT # 331 Monroe/West Monroe, Louisiana members met for a celebration on August 7, 2018, for National Purple Heart Day. (Sadly two were not shown in the picture.) Dinner was paid for by Humana Insurance. They are always willing and ready to help out the veterans in the area. This was the second year to meet for lunch on National Purple Heart Day and they hope to make it a tradition. God bless our veterans!Catsh Charlies in Monroe, La. 121ST AVIATION COMPANY REUNION All Veterans who served in the US Army with the 121st Aviation Co. (AML), 121st Assault Helicopter Co., 93rd Transportation Co. (Lt. Hel.) (known as the World Renown Soc Trang Tigers and Vikings), 80th Trans. Det. (Avn. Maint.) and all other attached and supporting units. April 2527, 2019 Kansas City, MO. Contact: John Schmied, or call (352) 633-0541. Please call between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST. D CO 2ND BTN 8TH CAV, 1ST CAV DIV (VIETNAM 1965-1972) May 15, 2019 Dallas/Fort Worth Contact: Edward Regan, (609) 397-8691 REUNION FOR THE GOOD SHIPS USS NICHOLAS DD449/DDE449 AND USS NICHOLAS FFG47 USS Nicholas DD449/DDE449 (same ship 1942-1970)USS Nicholas FFG47 (different ship 1984-2014) October 2326 2019 Charleston, SC Contact: Bill Linn, PO Box 993, Toledo, WA 98591 Phone (928) 246-7927 or (928) 446-1580 CHAPTER 36 JACKSON, NJ, Commander Tim Baranyay receives $200 from Frank Marmo, president of the Riverpoint Mens Club, Manchester, NJ. Commander Baranyay presented the history of the Purple Heart medal and the MOPH to the mens club. Looking on are Chapter 36 members Pat Scalzo and Ted Hamer.


November/December 201832PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE J ULY 10, 2018. Chapter 115 hosted the National Purple Heart Truck Run. The event took place at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. L to R: Lenny Lazzara, Purple Heart Truck Run Driver & Commander, Department of North Carolina MOPH; Dr. Matthew Naylor, President & CEO, National WWI Museum & Memorial; Theresa Galvin, 6th District Legislator, Jackson County, MO; Walt Schley, Jr. Vice Commander, Department of MO, & Sr. Vice Commander, Chapter 115 Greater Kansas City, MOPH; James Donaldson, Purple Heart Truck Run Driver & works at the Idaho Secretary of States Of ce; Michael Dickerson, Jackson County, MO Deputy Sheriff; Frank White, Jackson County, MO, County Executive; Ted Knox, Sr. Vice Commander, Department of MO, & Sr. Commander, Chapter 115 Greater Kansas City, MOPH; Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem, Kansas City, MO; Crystal Williams, 2nd District at-Large Legislator, Jackson County, MO; Colonel Ben Kenney, Jackson County, MO Sheriffs Department; Toi Lee, National Anthem Singer, Federal Aviation Administration; Randy Vestal, Jackson County, MO Deputy Sheriff. ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA, chapter 7110 nance of cer Earl Kinneberg (right in picture) was presented with a Purple Heart clock with his name on it and the date he was wounded in Vietnam, from Department of Minnesota senior Vice Commander Ryan Sabinish (left in picture). The clock was given to represent the amount of time Earl has given for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. This will be his 5-year anniversary being a nance of cer for the Rochester chapter. TED KNOX, Commander of MOPH Chapter MO-115, presented Blue Springs, Mo., Ford dealership owner Bob Balderson with the Military Order of the Purple Heart Special Recognition Award. Bob Balderson stepped forward and volunteered to permanently y the Purple Heart ag at his business. Blue Springs, Mo., Mayor Caron Ross was present for the award presentation and the raising of the Purple Heart ag. After the presentation, Balderson said he was going to purchase an even larger Purple Heart ag to y to let the Blue Springs community to know his dealership supports our wounded combat veterans. L to R: Blue Springs, Mo., Mayor Carson Ross (U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran), Blue Springs, Mo., Ford dealership owner Bob Balderson (a Marine Corps veteran) and Commander Ted Knox (Navy and Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran). A GREAT PLACEto keep up with the happenings of the Order: COURTESY OF JACKSON COUNTY, MO.


November/December 201833 NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE T HE PURPLE HEART VETERANS of Florida and the MOPH Chapter 524 worked together in order to present three veterans with free electric wheelchairs and scooters to help with their mobility issues. Improving the quality of life of veterans and their families is one of the cornerstones of our organizations and we love providing any assistance we can. All three of these veterans live in Florida.


November/December 201834PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE CJIS Welcomes Purple Heart BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, represented the MOPH well as the Purple Heart Truck Run came through town. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUSAN TISSUE, FBI CJISLOCAL COMBAT-WOUNDED VETERANS, from Chapter 418, 724 and 733 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, were welcomed by Assistant Director Douglas Lindquist to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg, WV. Section Chief McKinsey and staff of Biometric Services, Next Generation Identication (NGI), presented an overview of the use of ngerprints, iris scans, palm prints and facial recognition and the role of the FBI in their use. In attendance, Purple Heart recipients from WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War, were Okla and Arlene Edgell, Dwight and Gloria Davis, Denver and Loretta Marple, Harold and Bonita Wilson, Terry and Karen Feight, Danny Green, Wilbert Williams, Porter Southern, Benny Shifett, Troy Varney, and Charles Baisden. FROM THE FEDEX CUP at the Northern Trust at the Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey, Sgt. Charles Eggleston took part in Caddy for a Cure. Eggleston joined Brooks Koepka on the course. Caddy for a Cure is a nonprot organization that raises money to support notable charitable groups through its professional golf programs. REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI) with Robert K. C. Young, US Army, Korean War veteran (1950).


November/December 2018 NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE Purple Heart RegulationCAPS Cap prices include the cap patch and the lettering Military Order of the Purple Heart and U.S.A. On the left side, and Chapter number on the front right, if requested.Mens and Ladies StyleAll white with purple piping & letters: $24.75 eachMens and Ladies StylePurple with white top, gold piping & white letters: $24.75 eachMens and Ladies StyleAll purple with white piping & letters: $24.75 $20.00 (Lettering not available)Includes direct embroidery front right side: $6.00 Associate Member Annotation: $9.50 ( in addition to cap price ). Additional letters: $0.60 each Remove/replace letters: $1.50 per letter Plastic zippered cap bag: $4.00 each Winter baseball caps: $15.00 each Dress Tie: $15.00 each* Purple tie 100% polyester with white-bordered MOPH patch (specify standard tie or clip-on) *ONE SIZE FITS ALL Allow approximately four (4) For shipping & handling, add $8.00 per order With your order, include the following when ordering: (Please print clearly) Your Name Your Address Your Chap. # Cap Size Your Tel No(s) VISA/MC No. & Expiration Date Compute the Total Amt. of your Order and email, phone or mail check or Money Order to:KEYSTONE PLEASE NOTE: ALL RUSH ORDERS WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE/FEE ThrowbackALOHA TO THE NATIONAL Convention in Waikiki, Hawaii! Aug. 16-20, 1988 MRS. KLING, Robert K.C. Young, Past Vice Commander, with Hawaiian leis at Veterans Day celebration in Hawaii. Do you have a picture (and story) from a Military Order of the Purple Heart event from over 20 years ago? Scan in the image and send it, along with a caption/story, to


Military Order of the Purple HeartApplication for Life MembershipEligibility: Any person of good moral character who is serving in or has served in one of the Armed Forces of the United States, or any foreign country, who can show proof of the award of the Purple Heart for wounds. Evidence of the award of the Purple Heart must be submitted with the application. Certificate alone does not constitute proof of award. If discharged, discharge document such as a DD-214 must be provided reflecting character of service as honorable or general. For active duty, provide PCS orders, Purple Heart Orders and Purple Heart Certificate. There is no posthumous membership. All applications are subject to verification with the National Personnel Records Center and/or Service. For a parent, spouse, sibling, lineal or adopted descendant (child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of either a living or deceased Purple Heart recipient, evidence of the award of the Purple Heart and the relationship must be submitted with the application. If the Purple Heart recipient is living, the recipient must be a member in-good-standing of the MOPH and he/she must sign to acknowledge the relationship and consent for membership. Purple Heart Recipient Associate MemberPLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION Applicant Name Date of Birth Address City State Zip Phone(H) (Work/Cell) FAX Email Recruited by (Print Name) Next of Kin (Print Name) Relationship Check one Life Member Associate Life Member Credit Card VISA Mastercard Discover American Express CVV #(required)________ Credit Card # Expiration Date Applicant Signature Date (required even if not paying by credit card) Typing my name will constitute as my signature All applicants must complete form below and send with payment to: MOPH National Headquarters 5413-B Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151 888.668.1656 MOPH use only See above for Dues schedule. Member# Chapter# MOPH Bylaws require that a copy of the document that supports the award of the Purple Heart medal must accompany each application. A copy of documentation submitted will be retained on file for future reference. Evidence of the award of the Purple Heart must be submitted with the application. Certificate alone does not constitute proof of award. If discharged, discharge document such as a DD-214 must be provided reflecting character of service as honorable or general. For active duty, provide PCS orders, Purple Heart Orders and Purple Heart Certificate. There is no posthumous membership. All applications are subject to verification with the National Personnel Records Center and/or Service. DD-214 DD-215 (supported by DD-214) Orders plus PH Certificate WD AGO 53-55 Service Army Navy Air Force Marines Coast Guard War Wounded WW2 Korea Vietnam OEF OIF OND OtherDate entered service Active Duty (Provide PCS orders) Date Departed Service/Discharged Date wounded Location of EngagementCommissioning source:Documentation of relationship and proof of Purple Heart award required. Name of Purple Heart Recipient Member# & Signature Chapter# I acknowledge the relationship and consent for associate membership (if applicable) Purple Heart documentation DD-214 DD-215 Orders plus PH Certificate WD AGO 53-55 Relationship of Applicant to PH Recipient Parent Spouse Sibling Child Grandchild Great-Grandchild Relationship documents Birth Certificate Adoption Papers Marriage Certificate Casualty Report The National Adjutant will make the final determination on eligibility. Altered documents constitute automatic denial of membership. Payment for dues is not deductible as a charitable contribution according to the Internal Revenue Code. Dues include subscription to the Purple Heart Magazine. Purple Heart Recipient Associate Member Dues Schedule Life Membership $50.00 Associate Life Membership $50.00 TO APPLY ONLINE GO TOwww.purpleheart.orgor CLICK HEREFees submitted with Application for Membership are NON-REFUNDABLE.All information and requirements are subject to change without notice. (Effective 08/21/18)


Price List HEADQUARTERS SUPPLY LIST Effective January, 2016 Prices Include Shipping & Handling All Orders Must Be Pre-Paid VA Residents Add 5% Sales Tax NOTE: Check Return Fee of $45 per Returned Check Orders can be placed online through your Netforum Membership Portal Questions: Chapter & Department Flags & Banners Please Note: Custom Orders are screen print Item #S3000 Department Flag White & US Color Set 4 1/3 x 5 1/2 Complete set with accessories to include: $450.00 stands, ag poles, gilt eagle & gold spear, fringed chords, dust covers & ag carrying belts Item #S3001 Department Flag White 4 1/3 x 5 1/2 (Nylon) Complete set with accessories to include: $320.00 stand, ag pole, gold spear, fringed chord, dust cover & ag carrying belt Item #S3002 Chapter Flag Purple & US Color Set 4 1/3 x 5 1/2 Complete set with accessories to include: $450.00 stands, ag poles, gilt eagle & gold spear, fringed chords, dust covers & ag carrying belts Item #S3003 Chapter Flag Purple & 4 1/3 x 5 1/2 (Nylon) Complete set with accessories to include: $320.00 stand, ag pole, gold spear, fringed chord, dust cover & ag carrying belt Item #S3004 US Flag Fringed 4 1/3 x 5 1/2 Complete set with accessories to include: $210.00 stand, ag pole, gilt eagle, fringed cord, dust cover & ag carrying belt Item #S3010 Banner Purple & Gold Includes all accessories $275.00 Outdoor Flags Please Note: Custom Orders are screen print Item #S3005 Custom Outdoor Flag 4 x 6 Purple Flag with white screen printed lettering $300.00 custom order item Item #S3006 Custom Outdoor Flag 4 x 6 White Flag with white screen printed lettering $300.00 custom order item Item #S3007 Outdoor Flag 3 x 5 Purple Flag with white screen printed lettering $70.00


Dues Schedule Life Membership $50.00 Associate Life Membership $50.00FOR INTERNAL USE ONLYDO NOT WRITE IN THESE SPACES. Date Received Type Member Certification by Amount Paid Member # Parents, grandparents, spouses, widows, widowers, siblings, children, and grandchildren of persons who have been awarded the Purple Heart by the Armed Services of the United States and to those who served in the Armed Forces and have received the Purple Heart decoration in their own name. Such membership is subject to conditions set forth in Article 1 of the bylaws of the MOPHA. Life and Associate Memberships are available. Contact the National Secretary. Membership of the Patriot must be verified through certified evidence of the Purple Heart Award. Dues include subscription to the Purple Heart Magazine. Auxiliary Military Order of the Purple Heart Application for MembershipName Phone Address City State Zip Email I am the of (Medal Holders Name) who was awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the U.S. Government. He/she (is) (is not) an Active Member of MOPH Chapter # Membership must be certified* by CHAP. ADJ or Copy of Award must accompany this application. Applicants Signature Sponsor *Certified by Witnessed by Date Unit # Birthdate Complete and mail to: Tara Waugh, 190 E. Olmstead Dr. C-12, Titusville, FL 32780 Email: tara@purpleheartmi.comPLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION Life AssociateCheck one: *Must be signed by the Chapter or Department Adjutant to certify that the Patriot listed above is/was eligible for membership in the MOPH.Fees submitted with Application for Membership are NON-REFUNDABLE.Payment for dues is not deductible as a charitable contribution according to the Internal Revenue Code


MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART AUXILIARY SUPPLY LIST 2017-2018 CURRENT ITEMS AVAILABLE 101 MOPHA LOGO PIN 1 or 2 pins $6.00 each, 3 or more pins $5.00 each per order 204 PATCH Life Member, embroidered x 3 inch $ 3.00 205 PATCH Associate Member, embroidered x 3 inch $ 3.00 401 FLAG SET American and MOPHA 4x 6 on 10 pole w/stand 3 piece set $15.00.MOPHA FLAG only $8.00 402 CHARTER Department or Unit, includes 10 names (add $1.00 per additional name) $50.00 403 CBL Constitution, Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, Rituals, and Standing Rules Specify Large or Small $13.00 405 DIRECTORY 2017 $ 5.00 406 CONVENTION MINUTES on Disc $ 5.00 407 MEMBERSHIP CARD REPLACEMENT (Contact Membership Ofcer) $ 5.00 409 BOOKMARKS package of 25 (prewrapped) $ 5.00 ALL prices include shipping charges. No tax. ALL other items are in the works and will be released when available. Make check or money order payable to: MOPHA Orders should be sent to: Judy Fiddler National Secretary MOPHA 1231 13th St. SE Massillon, OH 44646 Phone: 330-481-4731 Email: MOPHA caps are ordered through Keystone Uniform Cap Corporation 2251 Fraley Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137 Phone: 215-821-3434 Fax: 215-821-3438 Online orders can be processed at:


November/December 201840PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE National Presidents Note by Diane PetriniOne of our most important initiatives is the Helping our Veterans (HOV) Program. After a successful pilot year in 2017-2018, the HOV program has been extended for another year. Funds are available for units and departments to create projects to help and support veterans. During the initial year of the program, 19 units and departments participated. Some of the past HOV Projects included an ice cream social with root beer and purple (grape) ice cream oats for over 150 veterans in Nebraska. One Southern California unit sponsored a meet and greet with coffee, sandwiches and cookies to acknowledge and appreciate our older veterans residing in a veterans home. Florida Unit 776 provided Christmas cards to veterans. The Department of Wisconsin provided blankets for women veterans. Michigan Unit 1985 provided hats and blankets for veterans; Georgia Unit 425 sponsored a Christmas drop-in for veterans and their families. Unit 2001 is currently helping veterans that were impacted by the Carr Fire with HOV funds. The HOV program is only one of the ways the Auxiliary supports our Patriots and helps our veterans. Here are some other ways your Auxiliary is in action: Facilitating the donation of knitted and crochet hats, scarves and blankets for veterans in VA hospitals and homes across the country through the Weve Got you Covered Program Providing scholarships to veterans and their families Packing backpacks for homeless veterans Providing bus passes for veterans and patients at the VA Participating in Veterans Day parades Visiting our sick and home bound veterans through the MOPHA Senior Heroes Project Attending funeral services to honor our veterans Supporting our own members many of whom are caregivers for our veterans Advocating on a daily basis with health care providers, the VA, insurers and our legislators As we celebrate 2018-2019 as the Year Of The Unit, we appreciate all of the dedication and hard work of our members across the nation as they serve our veterans. The Auxiliary has been called the backbone of the Order. We work closely with our chapters to meet the needs of our Patriots and members. With our name change last year to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (MOPHA), we are expanding our membership base. Members now include spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and parents of Purple Heart recipients. As we become more family-oriented and reach out to our junior members and post-9/11 family members, we encourage you to invite your family to join. O UR AUXILIARY PROMOTES PATRIOTIC, fraternal, historical and educational initiatives. Preserving and strengthening friendship among our members is another important objective. To accomplish our mission, it is the responsibility of each member, unit and department to assist the Patriots, chapters and departments of the Order. Veterans across the country are served when we accomplish these objectives!Your Auxiliary in Action Auxiliary RESOURCE OF THE MONTH: Circle of Care, A guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers published by the National Alliance for Caregiving. This resource is designed to guide unpaid friends, family and neighbors who care for someone with a mental health condition. The fact sheets are intended to assist these caregivers with nding help. Web link:


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE41 Military Order of the Purple Heart Viola Programc/o Robert Connor 65 Winthrop St N, St. Paul, MN 55119 Phone 612-369-6491 Enclose payment in full making checks payable to:MOPH Viola ProgramPrices include shipping & handling. Orders cannot be sent to a Post Of ce Box. VIOLAS AND GRAVE MARKERS Violas, assembled per 1,000 . . . . . . . . . . $125.00 Viola Donation Cans per 12 . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 Additional can labels each . . . . . . . . . . . . 00.12 Window Display Cards 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.00 Grave Marker (Bronze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.00 Purple Heart Apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00Payment in full must be received before order may be shipped. A U X I L I A R Y NATIONAL OFFICERS 2018-2019 PRESIDENT DIANE PETRINI (Joseph) 17607 Montero Rd. San Diego, CA 92128 Phone: 619-379-2513 SR VICE PRESIDENT CHERYL PEREZ P.O. BOX 120085 Chula Vista, CA 91912 Phone: 619-997-5501 JR VICE PRESIDENT AMANDA FLENER (John) 220 El Harris Rd. Fitzgerald, GA 31750 Phone: 229-325-8106 CHAPLAIN BARBARA WALLER (George) 270 65th St. San Diego, CA 92114 Phone: 619-952-7015 SECRETARY JUDY FIDDLER (Mike) 1231 13th St. SE Massillon, OH 44646 Phone: 330-481-4731 TREASURER TRACY DERR (Doug) 21500 Nowlin St. Dearborn, MI 48124 Phone: 734-837-7412 MEMBERSHIP OFFICER TARA WAUGH 190 E. Olmstead Dr., C-12 Titusville, FL 32780 Phone: 321-307-0989 MOPHAMEMBERSHIP@gmail. com REGION I PRESIDENT SEE SR. VICE PRESIDENT CHERYL PEREZ REGION II PRESIDENT KAREN LARABEL 2854 Woodward Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 Phone: c616-717-1056 h-616-531-2812 REGION III PRESIDENT SEE SR. VICE PRESIDENT CHERYL PEREZ REGION IV PRESIDENT MOLLY WARE 3314 Hills Rd., Augusta, GA 30906 Phone: 706-294-2823 REGION V PRESIDENT DORIS WILLIAMS 136 Billy the Kid Dr. Nolanville, TX 76559 Phone: 254-681-6122 REGION VI PRESIDENT VICKY MANJARREZ (Ronald) PO Box 337, Pioneer, CA 95666 Phone: h 209-295-1611 c 408-691-0458 MARSHAL DIXIE PICKART 5604 NW 88th St., Johnston, IA 50131 Phone: 515-251-3998 PARLIAMENTARIAN JAN KNAPP (Ron) P.O. Box 150, Six Lakes, MI 48886 Phone: 231-881-0735 AMERICANISM/ PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR KAY JO BAUCOM 3024 Helms Pond Rd., Monroe, NC 28110 Phone: 704-242-1391 SERGEANT-AT-ARMS LINDA VAREJCKA (Jim) 450 Conestoga Ave., Hickman, NE 68372 Phone: h 402-792-2144 c 402-580-2549 INSPECTOR SEE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CHERYL PEREZ FINANCE I YEAR CHAIR JAN KNAPP (Ron) Phone: 231-881-0735 FINANCE 2 YEAR ML HYNES (Kevin) Phone: 252-240-9672 FINANCE 3 YEAR TERRI SHATTUCK (Bill) P.O. Box 84, Mio, MI 48647 Phone: 989-390-4956 FINANCE 4 YEAR GLORIA SANCHEZ (Washington) 2229 Gates Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312 Phone: 850-212-3260 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL VANESSA DUETT (Benny) 4807 13th St. Meridian, MS 39307 Phone: 601-483-5153 COMMUNITY SERVICES JOSEPHINE MAYS 1408 Greenwood Ave. Austin, TX 78721 Phone: 512-928-9238 HISTORIAN INSOOK GAY (John) Phone: 831-261-4146 MUSICIAN ARDIS KEIZER Phone: 616-656-5956 PUBLIC RELATIONS DAR SCHUFF (Lee) 742 Millbrook Dr. Neenah, WI 54956 Phone: 920-725-2780 VAVS REPRESENTATIVE LINDA VAREJCKA (Jim) 450 Conestoga Ave. Hickman, NE 68372 Phone: 402-580-2549 VAVS DEPUTY OUIDA ANN TURNER Phone: 256-298-0755 VIOLA CHAIR LISA JANISSE P.O. Box 490 Indian River, MI 49749 Phone: 231-290-1826 WEBMASTERS ML HYNES (Kevin) Phone: 252-240-9672 ANGELIQUE HERRAN (Jeff) Phone: 720-494-1106


November/December 201842PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE Service National Jr. Vice Presidents Note by Amanda Flenerthis year is a quilt raf e. Zina Steinsiek, of Florida, graciously offered to donate two quilts. We have both a king and a queen quilt with shams that include Purple Heart embroidery on the quilt and shams. Additionally, at the request of a number of members, we will have the ag lapel pins that have ribbon hanging to hold your MOPHA or other pins. Lastly, I will be sending out periodic suggestions for fundraising for our members within your units and departments. If you need assistance with ideas on ways to raise money, feel free to reach out to me. Please know that Im here to help support you to make your regions, departments and units more successful. If youre a member reading this that doesnt have a department or unit, please reach out and make sure we have your contact details so you can stay informed. T HANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on the journey to election as your Junior Vice President (JVP) this year. I really look forward to working with everyone this year and making sure each member gets communication and updates. One of my duties as JVP is Ways and Means (fundraising). One of the items we will have Quilt Raf e Will Assist with Fundraising Enter Now! Auxiliary ORDER FORM FOR RAFFLE TICKETS or LAPEL PINS_________________________________ _______________________________________________ Name Address ___________________________ ______________________________________________________ Phone # Email I would like to purchase _____ quilt raf e tickets at $2.00 each for a total of $ ____________ I would like to purchase _____ lapel pins at $12.00 each for a total of $ ____________ Mail form and money to: Amanda Flener 220 EL Harris Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 Call 229-325-8106 with questions Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery for pins. Raf e Ticket stubs will be emailed back to you. First winner gets choice of size.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE43 W E ARE AT THE BEGINNING of our holiday season, the time of the year that we gather together with family and friends to give thanks for our many blessings. It is also a time that we remember three wise men following a star to nd a baby born in a stable, a baby who came to save mankind. Just as those wise men followed that star, on Veterans Day we must remember there were men and women who followed stars on a ag to protect this country and its freedoms. These veterans have given us one of the best gifts one can receive from man, freedom. So on Veterans Day take the time to honor and thank our veterans. Thank God for instilling in the heart of each veteran a willingness to follow the ag with the stars and for their bravery and sacri ces. All gave some, some gave all. We then transcend into Thanksgiving where we gather to share great meals, memories and loads of football with family and friends, but for many there will be an empty chair due to the sacri ce that their veteran has made for that precious gift called freedom. They followed the stars on a ag. Later we get busy baking, shopping and going to holiday parties, all leading to the celebration of the birth of Christa baby born in a stable, who came to save mankind, just as veterans serve to save this country and keep it safe. There will be many families who will be celebrating without a loved one, whether it be from death or from serving our country on domestic soil or in a foreign land. They have all given us that precious gift called freedom. They all followed the stars on a ag. As you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinners and unwrap your gifts during the Christmas holiday, remember to say a prayer for our veterans and their families, always giving thanks to God for those who gave us the precious gift of freedom by following the stars. Merry Christmas and may God bless each of you and your loved ones during this season Auxiliary National Chaplain Following the Stars by Barbara Waller MOPHA In Memoriam Reported Aug. 1 Sep. 30, 2018 * As reported to the MOPHA National Chaplain, per Bylaws Article VIII, Section 6 requirements Name City DEPT Unit Deceased Name City DEPT Unit DeceasedAlice Barrett San Diego CA 49 19 May 2018 Veronica Beasley Martinez GA 425 24 July 2018 Barbara Carr Austin TX 1919 3 August 2018 Mary Faoro San Diego CA 49 17 August 2016 Cecilia Flores San Diego CA 49 30 November 2006 Michaela Geigle Brownsburg IN 260 17 August 2018 Barbara Isaac Jamul CA 136 4 February 2014 Dorothy J Keim Walton NE 200 11 May 2013 Annette Leveillee Escondido CA 49 21 April 2001 Mary Mates FL 717 29 June 2013 Mary Ellen Pierce Co. 423 24 June 2018 Florence Pilla FL 717 25 August 2016 Dorothy J Stromboli Debar FL 776 September 2017 Mary E Timmons Huachoca AZ 572 18 August 2016 Mary Zazas Poway CA. 49 26 April 2015 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 All gave some, some gave all


November/December 201844PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE Service National Region II Presidents Note by Karen Larabelpassion for our current soldiers and veterans and their families. My husband, Douglas Larabel, retired from the U.S. Army with over 23 years. I loved our military life and love being with our brothers and sisters in the Military Order of the Purple Heart. We have many thresholds of opportunities within the MOPHA. Some doorways are small and some doorways are large enough to walk through. Communication opportunities: Newsletter, Zoom Conference Calls, Facebook, Email, Phone Calls and texting. Share your photos of your events/projects with your region presidents to place in our newsletters/magazines for other units to obtain ideas to help veterans. Encouraging each other in the small things to start. Recognizing others abilities, skills and gifts. Problems provide opportunities for change, growth and how we can do something better. Opportunity to increase our membership consisting of parents, grandparents, spouses, widows, widowers, siblings, children and grandchildren of persons who have been awarded the Purple Heart. Procrastination leads to a lost opportunity. As we walk through each doorway of opportunity, let us pick up our shovels and dig in. I encourage you to read the Constitution, Bylaws and Procedures Manual, as it is a great resource in functioning within the MOPHA. As we celebrate Veterans Day, November 11, we say welcome home, thank you for your service. G REETINGS FROM MICHIGAN. I want to thank Region II for your support and encouragement in electing me as your Region II President, representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Yes, I am ready to step up to the plate and dig in. Grab your shovel and join me. I have a Thresholds Of Opportunities Auxiliary REGION II EVENTSRICK AND BARB CHERONE made a presentation to Darlene Rogers, Department of Wisconsin President, of two afghans that were knitted and donated by an incarcerated veteran. The afghans were rafed off at the department convention and added over $200 to the Ways and Means. OMAHA MOPHA UNIT 260 collected baby items for 28 Omaha mothers and families: diapers, lotions, clothing, toys, towels and baby blankets made by Jean Windreich. These items were given during an event at Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System on May 6. Members, from left, are Elaine Kemper; Linda Eledge; Barbara Counihan, MOPH AND MOPHA, 91 Lamoreaux, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 7 combined efforts at a local Family Fare with viola donations totaling $640.20! Members, from left: Doug Besteman, Patriot; Doug Larabel, Chapter Treasurer; Chris Cole, Unit President; Karen Larabel, Region II President; Ardis Keizer, national musician and Unit Jr. Vice President. Department of Nebraska President and Omaha Unit Secretary, and Jean Windreich, Omaha Unit President.


November/December 2018 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE45 Taps Name Service War DeptChapterPlease note that Taps are organized by department and then alphabetized by last name. 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