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MAGAZINE Purple Heart January/February 2019


Purple Heart MagazineISSN: 0279-0653 January/February 2019 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 2019 by Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc. All rights reserved. POSTMASTER : Send address changes to Purple Heart Magazine, January/February 20192PURPLE 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 Sr. Vice Commanders Brie ng 7 National Chaplains Brie ng 8 Region III Commanders Brie ng and Events 10 National Legislative Directors Brie ng 12 2019 Convention Information 17 Real Appeals: Appealing to the Board of Veterans Appeals 18 Mail Call 19 MOPH Observes Veterans Day 20 Whole Health 23 Are You a Snowbird? 24 Presidents Day, With One to Remember 26 Full lling Our Nations Promise 28 Walking Across America for Purple Hearts 30 News & Gatherings 40 MOPHA National Presidents Note 42 MOPHA National Sr. Vice Presidents Note 43 MOPHA National Chaplains Note 44 MOPHA Events 45 MOPHA In Memoriam 46 Taps Purple Heart 24 44 30 January/February 2019 Vol. LXXXIV, Number 1TABLE OF CONTENTS January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE3 Cover photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/Released 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 19 28


January/February 20194PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE The meetings were educational. Ive come to learn that the funding for the Foundation is unstable and they are working diligently to improve the situation. The revenue sources that include thrift stores and the automobile donation program are slowly eroding and the results are that the Foundation has lost over $7 million this year. The CEO of the Foundation calls it decit spending. The MOPH leadership team, led by your National Commander, is in discussions on how to x the situation. I will have more to report on that in my next letter to the membership. Lets call our complicated relationship with the Foundation a work in progress. The second phase of the mission is to reach out to corporate America for funds to stop the bleeding, bringing in funds directly to the MOPH. We have prospects in the pipeline with progress to report. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith (Fred Smith is the founder, chairman and CEO of Fed Ex) have raised their pledge from $400k to $450k. The rst installment arrived in November of $50k, targeted to the scholarship program. We are back in business with our scholarship outreach, I am pleased to report. Also, we have received a $100k investment from the Independence Fund, instituting a joint effort to improve our work with seriously wounded combat vets and their rehabilitation. Additional funds are on the horizon with the Independence Fund. We will see additional funds from our efforts over the years as we complement our service program by aiding and assisting the severely wounded vets in cases such as ALS. This partnership will strengthen our already powerful outreach to Purple Heart recipients across America, empowering our nations wounded. The third phase of our mission is to develop a national network television legacy program across the country that will solicit funding from the U.S. citizenry for a monthly commitment of $19.32. This program will bring long-term funds to stabilize the MOPH while simultaneously gaining important public relations as we broadcast our important story to TV households across America. We are in the early stages of this revenue sharing program with the top TV and cable networks. We have secured resources to engage celebrity spokespeople. I have met with several TV networks to establish distribution of our message. Signicant funds will be required to institute this program, which will prove to be a very important investment for our beloved MOPH. Great things are happening. I will have more to report as new announcements are on the horizon. A S YOU MAY RECALL, our mission is threefold. First is to stabilize our relationship with the Foundation. We are still working on that and have had several meetings with the leadership team of the Foundation and have shown progress. As a voting member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation and on the Executive Committee during my tenure as National Commander of the MOPH, I attended the Foundations annual meetings in Las Vegas last October. How Are We Doing? by Douglas Greenlaw National Commanders Brieng


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 OFFICERVACANTNATIONAL 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 communications@purpleheart.orgNATIONAL ADVOCACY OFFICERKRISTIN 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:


January/February 20196PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE The situation was caused by lack of transparency and, more importantly, accountability by the membership of the MOPH. Norfolk, Va., in 2016 was the final catalyst of the downward spiral and the two years in between have been status quo. With only seven months to our next conventionand I hope that we are on track to having a conventionwe, the members and leaders, need to step up to the plate. No more of the same rhetoric of We need to give it more time. I am done with this model and I trust you are too. We are going to have some trying times ahead of us, but this is nothing new to those of us who have shed our blood on the battlefield. We knew that combat would test and maim us, but in our spirits and hearts, we knew that we would rise and survive. So, I ask each one of you to rise! I wish you and your family, and our order, success in all our endeavors. P ATRIOTS, I WANT EACH OF YOU to look in the mirror and ask yourself, Where did 2018 go? What did I accomplish? Did I do a good job? Where could I have improved? These are the challenges that the Order is facing to ensure its survival. By the time this message is read in the New Year, we, the Order, should have a full scope of the relationship between the foundation and Order. This message is not to point any ngers, but it is time for us, the members of the Order, to rely on ourselves. Its Time to Rise! by Felix Garcia as of December 7, 2018 John A Lunkwicz1513-TX-529 Neil Van Ess0366-NJ-124 R y an M Sabinish7110-MN-215 Joseph S Schaler0159-IL-26 James D Bracken1919-TX-55 NSO Joseph LaRoccaPA4 NSO Nickolas Easterlin g MI2 NSO Paul KaiserMI2 NSO Gilbert H OchoaTX1 NSO Dave SrockMN1 NSO Troy WestphalMN1 NSO Martha S YrbarraTX1 Member Chapter No Recruited National Service Ofcer State No Recruited National Sr. Vice Commanders Brieng


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE7 A S IN ALL NEW BEGINNINGS, we hope 2019 will prove to be a good one for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. As we have started to put our differences aside and are working together to make our organization what it should be, let us continue to attain the goals we set for ourselves in this new year. As progress is being made on better communication between our leaders and membership, we must remember that good communication is always a work in progress. Our working together should always follow the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. A higher level of success can be reached as we support and pray for our organization and our national leadership. I invite you to pray in your religious traditionas I pray in mine. I challenge you this month to set aside time to pray (each day) for our nation, our national leaders (at all levels), and all of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard who serve in harms way. Pray for their families who wait upon them, and pray that in this new year peace may come to our world. May the peace that comes from above be with you and yours in 2019. Samuel J Tilden Boone U.S. Army Chaplain (Ret.) National Chaplains Brie ng by James Miller Good Communication is a Work in Progress 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:


January/February 20198PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE the front in their communities. From Alaska to the Dakotas, we are improving the quality of life for our Patriots/family members, while assisting those in need in our communities. This is our touchstone. Service above self is more than just words. Its taking care of our own, while assisting others in our local areas. Region III continues to emulate this, in all their activities and community involvement. Membership is everyones responsibility, and needs to be one of our top priorities. The best way to get a new member is to ask and engage Purple Heart recipients. We need to continue to seize every opportunity to add to our numbers. There are many Purple Heart recipients out there who are not members of MOPH. Find them and sign them up. The larger we grow, the farther MOPH can go! This will be another challenging year, in meeting the goals and nancial obligations that we have set for our departments and chapters. Get your reports in on time, nominate a Patriot of the year candidate, brainstorm new ideas for fundraising, recruit and engage your new members. Then get them involved in department/ chapter activities. If they are actively involved, they will be more productive Patriots in MOPH. Communicate, communicate, communicate!! Finally, thanks for all you do for our Patriots, family members and communities, for it all starts there! I HOPE THAT ALL PATRIOTS HAD A VERY HAPPY and prosperous holiday season! Christmas was a time for giving and forgiving. New Years was a time for your resolutions, and for improving MOPH activities, for you and your organizations. I hope you participated in both endeavors. Region III departments and chapters, which comprise the Great Northwest, continue to lead fromSign Up a New Member Today! by Barry D. Gasdek Region III Commanders BriengREGION III EVENTS THE DEPARTMENT OF MONTANA has participated in several philanthropic events to include the Foundation for Community Health, Brain Injury Alliance of Montana, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Grateful Nation Montana in its successful non-prot fundraising initiatives. THROUGH CHAPTER 2016 Commander Pete Oakanders tenacity and tireless efforts, the state of Montana and MDOT conducted an internal evaluation and realized that there had been an oversight to the implementation of the Purple Heart Trail system that had been passed as a Senate Bill in 2003. This past fall Commander Oakanders efforts culminated in the largest Purple Heart Trail system in the lower 48. Brain Injury Alliance: Big Sky Challenge 25 August 2018


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE9 REGION III EVENTS REGION III EVENTS SHARING STORIES with Medal of Honor recipient Msgt. Leroy Petri and his constant companion, Tommy, at the Association of the U.S. Army, in October at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Pictured (L to R) are Rick Rinaldo, MOPH Virginia; MOH recipient Msgt Petri; Tommy; and Region III Commander MOPH Wyoming, Barry D. Gasdek. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE James Mattis recently visited F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming, to participate in a veterans remembrance event. He was at the event to return bells to the Philippines that have been at the base since 1901. EACH YEAR ON VETERANS DAY, the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and the Governors Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee recognize veterans for service to the veteran community. This year Past National Commander Bruce McKenty was selected for the Superior Service Award. There were more than 160 nominations for the honor. The presentation was at the Auburn Veterans Day Parade, the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi. THE CITY OF EATONVILLE, a suburb of Tacoma at the foot of Mount Rainier, has become a Purple Heart City, joining six other Washington cities and two counties in saluting and honoring veterans. CEREMONY AT GOVERNOR Matt Meads ofce in Cheyenne, Wyoming, signing a proclamation declaring August 7 as Purple Heart Day in Wyoming. One of the Bells of Balangiga being returned home to the Philippines. Barry D. Gasdek, Region III Commander MOPH, with Secretary Mattis. Commander Gasdek and Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, who was at the ceremony with the Secretary of Defense.You can find more Region III Events in the News & Gathering section starting on p. 30


January/February 201910PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE to receive the full bene t for post-9/11 Purple Heart recipients, a provision strongly supported by MOPH. Our message on that was simple: if you were wounded in combat, you met the service requirement, period. Congress listened and the bill became law. Then last June, Congress passed the VA Mission Act. This bill made many improvements to the VA Community Care Program, formerly known as the Choice Program, as well as granting additional resources to recruit and retain more doctors at VA facilities. Equally important, it expanded the VA caregiver program to include veterans of all eras. This was something that MOPH had supported for years, and we nally got it done. Then last fall, Congress passed legislation to grant onbase access to exchanges, commissaries and MWR facilities to all Purple Heart recipients, disabled veterans and their caregivers. This will begin in January 2020. It also nally authorized Space-A travel for veterans with 100 percent disabilities rated as permanent and total. Unfortunately, DOD is currently interpreting this law to exclude spouses. MOPH thinks this makes no sense, and we will continue to work to get it xed this year. As always, I would like to thank all MOPH Patriots, Auxiliary and Associate members who contacted their Congressional representatives and Senators about these important bills. It is because of you that we had such great success in the 115th Congress, and I am con dent that we will have an equally successful 116th Congress, together. A S THE 115TH CONGRESS COMES TO A CLOSE, I just wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the many MOPH legislative victories over the last two years. In the summer of 2017, Congress passed the historic Forever GI Bill, which removed the 15-year time limit for new enlistees that veterans have to use the GI Bill, and made important xes for reservists, among other things. It also removed the 36-month service requirement necessary Congress acts on MOPH Priorities by Aleks Morosky National Legislative Directors Brie ng THE PURPLE HEART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is a competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year. The 2019 Purple Heart Scholarship application package is now available. Funding for the 2019 Purple Heart Scholarship Program has been provided by a generous grant from Mr. Frederick W. Smith. 2019 Application: Deadline for ALL scholarship applications is 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) March 1, 2019 No exceptions will be granted. For eligibility and more information on the scholarship program: If you have any questions, please call Stewart McKeown at MOPH Headquarters (703)-642-5360 Ext: 108 or Email: Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program


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


January/February 201912PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE BransonJuly 8, 201987th Military Order of the Purple Heart & 86th Auxiliary National Convention CHATEAU ON THE LAKE RESORT & SPA415 North State Highway 265, Branson MO 65616-8954 Toll-Free: 1-888-333-5253 Phone: 417-334-1161 Fax: 417-339-5566 Website: For room reservations, please call: 1-800-733-5253 or online at: Single OccupancyDouble OccupancyTriple OccupancyQuad Occupancy $129.00$129.00$149.00$169.00 8.1%8.1%8.1%8.1% 4%4%4%4% $144.61$144.61$167.03$189.45 Room Rate Missouri Sales Tax Tourism Tax Deadline for Convention Room Rate: Tuesday June 4, 2019 When reservations are made, a deposit equal to the room rate and tax for the rst night for each reservation is required. This deposit is refundable only if the hotel receives timely notice of cancellation: 2 days before check in date. Guests will need to present a valid credit card upon check in at which time a pre-authorization of $75 can be obtained to cover the incidentals, damages, and or room charges of the stay. Guests are required to provide home/business address and email address. There are 8 ADA rooms; 4 have a roll-in shower and 4 have a tub with bar assistance Refrigerators and/or microwaves are available in Suites only. They can be requested for $20 per unit per day for other rooms. Check in: 4:00 pm day of arrival (please provide ight arrival times) Check out: 11:00 am day of departure (late checkout after 2pm may incur a half-day rate). Early departure checking out before check out date, will be a penalty of 1-night stay. All rooms and suites feature upscale amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, 37 at-screen HDTVs, Keurig coffee makers and plush bedding. Spacious bathrooms have granite countertops, Kohler massaging shower heads and luxe bath ameni ties. Daily Resort fee of $ 25 waived Complimentary self-parking Complimentary Wi-Fi Keurig coffee maker in all of our guest rooms and suites Room service Plush bedding HDTVs Writing desk and chair Alarm clock radio Bathroom with granite countertops Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities Irons/Ironing boards, safes and hairdryers Balconies with sliding glass doors (select rooms) Pet-friendly rooms available on the third oor (size/breed restrictions apply)


Branson Is there a Branson Airport?Branson does indeed have an airport! For years the nearest commercial airport available to Branson visitors was the Spring eld-Branson National Airport in Spring eld, MO which left the traveler with a 1 hour drive to Branson after the ight. Now air travelers to Branson have a new airport to use, The Branson Airport.What airlines are available?The current airline ying in and out of Branson is Branson AirExpress operated by Elite Airways. More Airlines expected to ope n soon. The Branson Airport is designed for midsize commercial planes such as 717s, 737s, and 757s. Larger aircraft types can be handle d on a case by case basis. For ight information and reservations please visit Branson Travel Agency 800-268-4014 for more information.Is there ground transportation available?They have ground transportation available at the new airport to get to and from Branson. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, and A lamo are the of cial car rental providers and the only on-site companies for Branson Airport. If youd rather take a taxi, Branson Yellow Cab, Check er Cab and City Cab, are the exclusive transportation providers for convenient transportation from the airport to Branson and the surrounding area. Also available is shuttle service provided by Grayline Airport Shuttle. They are available for large groups, small groups, or individuals.Branson Airlines & AirportsFlying into the Branson area has never been easier! There are several surrounding airports and airlines in the area that make c atching a ight into Branson easy and simple. Spring eld-Branson National Airport Airport Code SGF Distance to Branson ~ 50 minutes Kansas City International Airport Airport Code MCI Distance to Branson ~ 4 hours Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Airport Code STL Distance to Branson ~ 3.5 hours Adams Field Airport Airport Code LIT Distance to Branson ~ 4 hours RESTAURANTS:Chateau Grill Savor ne dining at the popular Chateau Grille, snacks enjoyed poolside, a casual lunch at the Atrium Lobby or kick off the evening with a glass of wine and live piano in our Library Lounge. Reservations: (417) 243-1777 Open Daily: 7 AM 9 PM Atrium Caf & Wine Bar Juicy burgers, signature sandwiches, and pizzas served at the Atrium Cafe & Wine Bar make it the ideal spot for casual lunches, cocktails, and light dinners. Enjoy a light meal in a laid-back setting, featuring an indoor waterfall. Open Daily: 7 AM 9 PM Downstairs Deli Friendly deli is perfect for a snack or pre-ordered picnic lunch, to enjoy on the patio or out on the lake. Open seasonally f or light meals and fresh picnic-style dishes served throughout the day. Open Daily: 1 AM 3 PM Sweet Shoppe Follow your sweet tooth to the Sweet Shoppe, to feast on freshly baked pastries, hand-dipped ice cream, cookies, candies and classic soda fountain drinks. Or snack on a grab n go breakfast at our outdoor seating overlooking the pool. Open Daily: 7 AM 10 PM Movie theater Tennis courts Nature trails Full-service Marina Complimentary shuttle to Marina Guest laundry room Poolside service 24-hour Fitness Center Dry-cleaning service Business Center Concierge service Bell service Outdoor pool 24-hour indoor pool Spa Chateau Crawdaddies Kids ClubRESORT AMENITIES January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE13


January/February 201914PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE BransonJuly 8, 201987th Military Order of the Purple Heart & 86th Auxiliary National Convention The MOPH Department of Missouri is 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: 417-334-8325 DEADLINE MAY 1, 2019 Ad Size & RatesBusiness Card (3.5 x 2) $25.00 Quarter Page (4.25 x 5.5) $100.00 Half Page (8.5 x 5.5) $125.00 Full Page (8.5 x 11) $225.00Premium Spots (all full page) Rear Cover, Inside (8.5 x 11) $325 Front Cover, Inside (8.5 x 11) $325 Rear Cover, Outside (8.5 x 11)$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


15 Branson 2019 Purple Heart Convention Golf Tournament At Thousand Hills Golf Resort Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Prices are all-inclusive, and include everything listed below. 60+ golfers (must con rm # of golfers with course 7 days in advance) Each cart will have 6 plastic logo tees, custom tournament cart name signs, custom tournament event scorecards, and custom event rules sheet. Foursome photographs will be taken on the golf course. Scoring will be completed by golf professional in banquet room post-event. Tickets for auction, raf es or mulligans will be provided. Premium club rentals available (up to 22 sets) for $15.00 per set. Titleist AP1 irons, Vokey wedges and Scotty Cameron Putters. Pro Shop Certi cates: $600 Purse 1st place team $75ea., 2nd place team $50ea., 3rd place team $25 ea. Sponsor signs will be placed by Thousand Hills staff during event preparation. Please have onsite no later than 2 hours prior to starting time. Sponsor signs placed on drink cart will be okay. No outside beverages allowed. The drink cart sponsor may have a representative ride with our staff to network or promote their products. However, our staff must serve all drinks and service all monetary transactions. 18 holes with power cart & GPS Sleeve of Purple Heart logo balls per player Purple Heart Logo Towel 2 any drink tickets Lunch at the turn choice of burger, hot dog or brat, plus bag of chips OR box lunch on carts ham/turkey sandwich, chips, apple and cookie Hole In One Prize $10,000 cash (witness provided) Hole In One Prize Stay & Play Package for 4 at French Lick Resort Hole In One Prize Stay & Play Package for 2 at Las Vegas Bellagio Hole In One Prize Stay & Play Package for 2 at Tree Tops Resort 2 closest to the pin contests winners receive $20 Thousand Hills Pro Shop Gift Certi cate 2 longest drives contests winners receive $20 Thousand Hills Pro Shop Gift Certi cate 2 longest putts contests winners receive $20 Thousand Hills Pro Shop Gift Certi cate 2 closest 2nd shots contests winners receive $20 Thousand Hills Pro Shop Gift Certi cate 1 Short Skirt Drive Contest winners receive $20 Thousand Hills Pro Shop Gift Certi cate 1 Beat The Pro Contest donate $10 to beat the pros shot and win $20; may play pros shot 1 John Daly Drive donate $20 per team to tee off a par 5 from the forward tee box Golf Tournament Awards Banquet Jamies CateringFried Chicken & all the Fixins Buffet to include coffee, tea and water Banquet Hall at Thousand Hills Golf Resort Podium & Mic Screen & Projector Staff /Volunteers to work the eventTo sign up for Sponsorship or as a player, please contact:Randi McCormick Senior Sales Manager Ph: (800) 268-4014 Ph: (417) 334-8325 Fax: (417) 334-7938 220 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson, MO 65616


January/February 201916PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE 16 BransonJuly 8, 201987th Military Order of the Purple Heart & 86th Auxiliary National Convention Branson Mobility RentalsWe specialize in electric scooters, wheelchairs and other mobility and medical equipment rentals for family and friends visiting Branson, MO. Our goal is to provide Branson visitors with reliable quality equipment and A+ service. Book a reservation with Branson Mobilitys secure online order form and your scooter, wheelchair or other rental will be waiting when you arrive in Branson. We are family owned and operated, and have been ful lling mobility needs since 2007. We look forward to making your stay here in Branson a pleasurable one. You are invited to browse through our products and choose with con dence. We are always here to help and assist in anyway possible Feel free to call and chat with us at 417-231-2860. Number & Type of Pins: ____________________________________TOTAL:________________ Company Name: _____________________________________________________________ Contact Person: ______________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ Contact Phone Number: ________________Email Address: ______________________________Make checks payable to: MOPH Department of Missouri Mail Checks to: MOPH 3544 S. Weller Ave. Spring eld, Mo. 65804 2019 National Convention, Branson, MO Commemorative Coin & Lapel Offer The Department of Missouri is pleased to offer to ALL members the chance to purchase the 2019 Convention Coin & Lapel Pin.For more information contact: John D. Dismer Phone: 417-848-1888 Or Randi McCormick Phone: 417-334-8325 Please complete the following indicating your selection: 2019 Convention Lapel Pin: $ 5.00 2019 Convention Coin: $ 10.00 COMBO 2019 Convention Coin & Lapel Pin: $ 14.00


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE17 T HE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS OF APPEALING a substantive claim to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) begins with the VA Form 9 (Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals). It is important that the claimant (the veteran ling the claim) properly completes the VA Form 9 to ensure that their issues receive the appropriate consideration by the BVA. Proper completion of the VA Form 9 is essential because the BVA has recently decided to move away from the use of the VA Form 646 (Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case). What is an appeal? An appeal arises when a claimant receives a decision from the Regional Of ce that is not favorable, and the claimant wants to have that decision changed. The claimant must describe, in detail, why the decision by the Regional Of ce was incorrect. An appeal consists of a timely led Notice of Disagreement (NOD). 38 C.F.R. (a) (2018). The NOD is led after a Statement of the Case (SOC) has been furnished by the Regional Of ce. 38 C.F.R. 20.200 (2018). When should you le an appeal? The claimant should le an appeal after they have received the SOC. The claimant has until one year from the mailing date of the decision or within 60 days of the SOC or 60 days from the last Supplemental Statement of the Case (SSOC), whichever is later. 38 C.F.R. 20.302(b)-(c) (2018). If there is a contested claim, then the appeal shall be led within 30 days from the date of the SOC. 38 C.F.R. 20.501(b) (2018). A claimant may le for an extension of time for good cause if requested during the appeal period. A denial of a request for an extension may be appealed to the Board. 38 C.F.R. 20.303 (2018). How do you write a substantive appeal? In the VA Form 9, the claimant must identify all issues to be considered by the Board of Veterans Appeals. The claimant must set out speci c arguments relating to the errors of law made by Agency of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ). Ideally, the claimants arguments should relate to the SOC and SSOC. The claimant should seek the assistance of a National Service Of cer (NSO) to draft the Notice of Disagreement (NOD). What language is required for the appeal? The NSO must identify speci c issues, facts that are in dispute, and explain why the veteran (claimant) is entitled to bene ts. The appeal should also present a legal basis as to why the claimant is entitled to bene ts. How should a veteran proceed with an appeal? If you disagree with a decision made regarding your claims, then the next step is to contact your NSO. It is extremely important that the VA Form 9 is completed and is as thorough as possible before it is submitted for consideration by the BVA. Real Appeals: Appealing to the Board of Veterans Appealsby BVA Advocate Jamar Creech and National Service Director Arthur Coleman III


January/February 201918PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE MOPH Scholarship Helped My Son in Many WaysSEVERAL YEARS AGO my son, Edward Michael ONeil, was awarded a very generous scholarship from the Military Order of the Purple Heart. It was an amazing gift and tribute on behalf of his grandfather, Edward ONeil, who was awarded the Purple Heart for the serious wounds he suffered during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. It was an overwhelming honor to receive the letter acknowledging my sons award on behalf of my dads service to our country so many years ago. What an amazing way to recognize and preserve the memory of so many of the heroes who sacri ced so much for the generations to come. We could never thank MOPH enough for what this meant to our son, our family and my dads legacy. Even though my dad didnt live long enough to see my son, Ed, born, MOPHs scholarship program enabled my son to live and pursue the kind of future and success that his grandfather fought so proudly to ensure for all of us. How proud U.S. Army Private Edward ONeil would have been of the award his grandson received from you on his behalf to enable his namesake to attend Purdue University, become president of the Freshman Honor Society, chosen to be a member, travel the world with, and eventually become the manager of the renowned Purdue Varsity Glee Club, and end up being chosen to be in the prestigious Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. My sons future is bright and proud thanks to his grandfather and your support. Thank you Military Order of the Purple Heart for preserving the memories and legacies of those who sacri ced so much to secure a promising future for us all. Forever grateful, Michael D. ONeil Mail Call SEND LETTERS TO:The preferred submission procedure for letters are via email to: MagazineEditor@ Letters can also be submitted by regular mail to: RaeLynn McAfee, 2037 Warner Drive,Chuluota, FL 32766. The Magazine reserves the right to edit letters as it deems necessary. Edward Michael ONeil was one of 80 scholarship awardees from June 2016. DAVID L. CROCKETTCORRECTION The Purple Heart Magazine printed an error on page 24 of the July/Aug 2018 issue. The article title was Some Statistics From the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The correct statistic should have read: 3,104 were 18 years old.


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE19 O N VETERANS DAY, Nov. 11, 2018, the Military Order of the Purple Heart proudly honored the veterans of all generations, as National Commander Doug Greenlaw Jr., Vice Commander Rick Cherone, National Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Witt, National Legislative Director Aleks Morosky, National Service Director Arthur Coleman and National Publications Committee member Charles Eggleston attended a number of events in the Washington, D.C., area to commemorate Veterans Day. National Commander Greenlaw, National Service Director Coleman and National Publications Committee member Eggleston were invited to the traditional Veterans Day breakfast for Veterans Service Organizations and others, hosted this year by VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. In separate ceremonies throughout the day, Jr. Vice Commander Cherone, Legislative Director Morosky and National Sergeant-at-Arms Witt presented wreaths at the World War II and Korean War Memorials. Cherone and Witt also presented wreaths at the Vietnam War Memorial. Wreath presentation at the Korean War Memorial (L to R): Gary Witt, National Sergeant-at-Arms; Aleks Morosky, National Legislative Director; Rick Cherone, National Junior Vice Commander Wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial L to R: Gary Witt & Rick Cherone. MOPH Observes Veterans Day 2018 VA Secretary Robert Wilkie with National Commander Greenlaw VA Secretary Robert Wilkie with Charles Eggleston Rich Cherone at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial


January/February 201920PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE How can focusing on what I eat and drink support my Whole Health? Making healthy choices about what you eat and drink is a powerful way to help care for yourself. Food and drink give our bodies the fuel used to work properly, stay healthy and ght disease. The right foods help you not only to live, but to live well. People often do not realize that their food choices affect the way they feel, both physically and emotionally. Choosing foods that nourish rather than harm your body may help prevent chronic conditions and the need for certain medications in the future. Food can also be used to help treat some health conditions. How much do the foods and drinks I consume really make a difference in my health? Each persons body is different. Therefore, how particular foods and drinks will affect your short-term and long-term health is unique to you. However, in general, research tells us that your risk of developing a number of diseases can be affected by both what and how much you eat and drink. Eating certain foods may help improve conditions as well. There is so much information on healthy eating. Where do I begin? All the news and advice available on food and drink can feel overwhelming. Also, new information is being learned all the time. To make this self-care task easier and more helpful, focus on how you can use facts about food and drink to help you reach your personal goals. You can start in the following ways: Think about why you want to consume food and drink that is healthy for you. Why is that important? Changing any habit can be hard. It may involve changing long-standing beliefs and actions. Keeping your life goal in mind can sustain you as you take steps to change your eating habits to help improve your health. For example, you may nd it easier to eat in new ways if you keep in mind that healthier eating may help you be well enough to attend your grandchilds graduation or wedding or to go on your dream vacation in the future. Get help from your primary health care team. How can I use food and drink to improve my health? You can use food and drink to improve your health in many ways. The list below will give you some ideas on how your Whole Health can be improved through food and drink. Different people will have different needs and goals. Your primary health care team can suggest which foods to eat and which to eat less for each of the issues listed. Reduce pain and in ammation. In ammation is one of the bodys natural ways of protecting itself. It helps to ght off infections and to increase blood ow to places that need healing. In ammation may use pain as a signal that something is wrong with the body. But, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. In ammation can spread throughout the body or become chronic (i.e., long-lasting). Manage weight Researchers estimate that 216,000 people died in the United States in 2005 because they weighed too much. This was 1 out of every 10 people who died for any reason. More and more WHOLE HEALTH: INFORMATION FOR VETERANS AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND DRINK FOR WHOLE HEALTH


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE21 people are not at a healthy weight. Also important is that extra weight may lower the quality of your life. If you carry extra weight, you may not be able to do everything that you want to do. Control blood sugar levels. Almost 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, a chronic disease that can have serious complications. This is nearly 1 out of every 10 people. And the number of people with the disease is growing rapidly. Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent or manage diabetes. Theres another reason to control blood sugar levels. When you eat too much of a sugar called fructose, your stomach may not send a signal to your brain that you are full. It is then easy to overeat. One way to control your blood sugar better is to pay attention to glycemic index and glycemic load. Glycemic index gives you an idea of how much sugar different foods release into your blood and how fast they do it. Glycemic load is a measure of how much of a carbohydrate is in a particular food. Eating based on glycemic index and glycemic load will help keep sugars stable. Fiber can also be a helpful way to slow the digestion of sugars in the body. Increase gut health. Our intestines contain over 100 trillion bacteria. Many of these bacteria help protect our health. For example, they aid in digestion and help prevent infections. They may help prevent colon cancer. They even can affect our emotions. Antibiotics, poor nutrition, in ammation and stress can kill these helpful bacteria. This changes the balance between helpful and harmful bacteria in the gut. When there are fewer helpful bacteria, their important tasks may not be done as well as before. Probiotic foods (such as yogurt and ke r) contain live microorganisms. You can eat these foods to improve the balance of bacteria in your intestines. Reduce symptoms of disease. Irritable bowel disease is an example of a disease in which symptoms can be improved through food. Most people with this disease nd that if they avoid food containing certain types of sugars, they have fewer symptoms. This works because they are limiting foods that are dif cult to digest and can cause gas. If you have a different disease, ask your health care team if eating a certain way might reduce symptoms you may have. Learn if your body has dif culty with a particular food. This is called a food sensitivity or food intolerance. Some symptoms can be caused or made worse by eating certain foods. These include allergies, nasal congestion, asthma, irritable bowel, eating disorders and skin rash. You can use an elimination diet to quit eating a food or group of foods for a while, to see if your symptoms improve. If your symptoms improve, you can continue to avoid or eat less of this food. Maintain or improve your mood and behavior. The way we eat affects our mental health and behavior. A large study found that eating whole foods (fruits, vegetables, and fish) helped prevent depression. Eating a diet of processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and


January/February 201922PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE high-fat dairy products increases risk for depression. Hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) can increase irritability. Skipping meals, eating foods that raise your blood sugar and caffeine can cause irritability and anxiety. Inuence your sleep. Foods with caffeine can make going to sleep a challenge. Some foods also cause acid reux, which can lead to a rough night. People who are overweight can have more problems with their breathing at night. (Excess weight can lead to sleep apnea). New studies have shown that if you do not sleep enough or have poor sleep, you may eat food that is less healthy and have a harder time losing weight. What can I do next to become healthier using food and drink? Gather baseline information. What are you eating and drinking on most days? Write down everything you eat and drink for a few daysa week or two can be particularly helpful. Be sure to include weekends if you eat or drink differently on those days. Doing this activity can help you become more aware of your eating habits. To learn even more, keep track of additional information such as 1) how you felt physically and emotionally each day, 2) how much sleep you got, 3) how active you were, and 4) how stressed you were. Review your food journal. It can be very helpful to do this with a member of your primary health care team. When you review what you usually eat and drink, be sure to also note what you are already doing well. Identify an area you would like to work on. Learn some tips It is important to learn more about a food and drink topic that you would like to work on. What, in particular, interests you about using food and drink to increase your health? Again, your primary care health team and a dietitian can give you information that focuses on your specic needs and interests. Be thoughtful. Think about why you are eating and drinking certain foods. Are you hungry, or are you eating because you are bored, grieving, stressed or tired? Do you eat in certain ways because you are eating alone? Do you usually eat with others? Is your eating inuenced by the foods other people choose? Do you eat unconsciously when you are busy, watching television or working on the computer? To what extent do your culture and upbringing affect your food choices now? Your answers to these questions can help prepare you to set a food and drink goal and change the way you eat and drink. Set a food and drink goal. Start with a small step one that you can succeed at. For example, can you drink water or herbal tea instead of soda? When you reach your rst goal, consider if you can make this change permanent. When you have accomplished your rst goal, set another goal that is doable. If you are having trouble accomplishing a goal, you might want to try a different goal. You can always come back and try again later. As you are working on these small goals, think about your larger life goal. How will these smaller steps help you to reach your important life goal? What is a good way to set a goal? Consider writing a SMART goal. SMART stands for Specic: what exactly will you do? Measurable: how much and how often will you do it? Action-oriented: what action will you take? Realistic: is this a goal you can achieve? Timed: when will you start and when will you end? ARTICLE RESOURCE: Veteran-Handouts/An_Introduction_to_Food_ and_Drink_for_Whole_Health.asp MORE FOOD AND DRINK INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE: index.asp#food-and-drink


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE23 ARE YOU A SNOWBIRD?IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES and forward mail while away from your primary home, Purple Heart Magazine cannot be forwarded to the second address. Since Purple Heart Magazine is not shipped rst-class, it is not forwarded, and a return cost is incurred by the Order. To ensure the magazine is delivered to your current address and to help the Order cut delivery costs, please take a moment to review the process to adjust addresses. The Military Order of the Purple Heart member record can maintain four different addresses (home, business, billing and other), but there is no calendar option to specify dates with locations. A member with login access (an email on record) can change addresses by indicating which is the primary address. Log in to the member portal (, under My Information, click Edit to select the primary address box. Please keep in mind that the magazine mailing list is sent around the third week of every even month, as the magazine is mailed in the odd month. In the example below, headquarters would require notication at the beginning of April and October: Joseph Smith Home #1 May-Sep Joseph Smith Home #2 Oct-Apr Please e-mail call 1-888-668-1656 or just login to the member portal to change the primary address. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, located in New Windsor NY is the only facility in the nation dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the stories of our nations service men and women who have been killed or wounded by enemy action while serving in the United States military. We rely on family, friends and Purple Heart recipients to share their stories with us. We need your help to build the Roll of Honor database containing these stories. To learn more about the Hall of Honor, sharing your story and free enrollment please visit our website at: or call the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at 845.561.1765. The Hall of Honor is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission which administers 27 parks, parkways and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation in NY. ARE YOU ENROLLED ON THE ROLL OF HONOR at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor?


January/February 201924PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE Bush postponed plans to attend university, upon his high school graduation, after hearing of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Six months later, after graduation from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., he enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday. After completing a 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve on 9 June 1943, several days before his 19th birthday, making him one of the youngest naval aviators. In September 1943, he was assigned to Torpedo Squadron 51 (VT51) as the photographic of cer. The following year, his squadron was based 0n USS San Jacinto as a member of Air Group 51, where his lanky physique earned him the nickname Skin. During this time, the task force was victorious at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, one of the largest air battles of World War II. Bush was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) on August 1, 1944, and San Jacinto commenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands. He piloted one of the four Grumman TBM Avengers of VT51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichi Jima on September 2, 1944. His crew included Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lt.(jg) William White. His aircraft was hit by ak during the attack, but Bush successfully released bombs and scored several hits. With his engine ablaze, he ew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member bailed out; the other mans parachute did not open. Bush waited for four hours in an in ated raft while several ghters circled protectively overhead, until he was rescued by the submarine USS Finback He remained in Finback for the next month and participated in the rescue of other aviators. Several of those shot down during the attack were executed. This experience shaped Bush Presidents Day, With One to Remember PRESIDENTS DAY IS AN AMERICAN HOLIDAY celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2019 occurs on Monday, February 18. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nations workers. Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. This past November the nation lost the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 November 30, 2018). Bush served as President from 1989 to 1993; he earlier served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. He had also been a congressman, ambassador and Director of Central Intelligence. DID YOU KNOW? Bush in 1988 defeated Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the rst incumbent Vice President to be elected President in 152 years. Bush died at the age of 94 years, 171 days, making him the longest-lived president in U.S. history. At the time of his wifes death on April 17, 2018, George H. W. had been married to Barbara for 73 years; theirs was the longest presidential marriage in American history. They had become the longest-married presidential couple in 2000 when their marriage surpassed the 54-year (1764) marriage of John and Abigail Adams.


25profoundly, leading him to ask, Why had I been spared and what did God have for me? In November 1944, Bush returned to San Jacinto and participated in operations in the Philippines until his squadron was replaced and sent home to the United States. Through 1944, he ew 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to San Jacinto Because of his valuable combat experience, he was then reassigned to a training wing for torpedo bomber crews at Norfolk Navy Base, Virginia. His nal assignment was to the new torpedo squadron VT-153 based at Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, Michigan. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in September 1945, one month after the surrender of Japan. May President George H.W. Bush rest in peace after a life full of accomplishments. Thank you for your service, Mr. President. RESOURCES FOR ARTICLE:,, Celebrate Presidents Day through the Americanism ProgramTHE PURPOSE OF THE AMERICANISM PROGRAM is to work with schools and other organizations to help promote U.S. history and the quest for freedom. Why not use Presidents Day 2019 to help bring more insights and visibility to the presidency of our country, interesting facts about our presidents, how this position represents our country and much more? Here are some fun and simple ways to engage and celebrate Presidents Day with our youth (or friends and family): DISCOVER WHAT PRESIDENTS DAY MEANS This is an example article that gives some history behind this holiday. TAKE A U.S. PRESIDENTS TRIVIA QUIZ Here are a few quizzes that are sure to get a discussion going between the young and old: WRITE A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT This is a great activity for older children to get them thinking on a deeper level about the United States as a nation. Talk to them about something they would like to see changed or something they appreciate about our country. Help them write a respectful letter to the President of the United States expressing these views. DISCUSS PLACES AROUND OUR COUNTRY Many different locations around our country have been directly in uenced by Presidents. What are some of these locations near you? Discuss national parks, museums, monuments, public land and more! HANDS-ON PRESIDENTIAL ACTIVITIES Learn more about the Presidents roles, his children, see letters written to the President, or learn more about the Presidential Seal through these digital activities provided by the National Museum of American History.


January/February 201926PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE On Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nuuanu Cemeteries. In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S. personnel in the Pacic Theater, members of the American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identication Laboratory at Schoeld Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to conrm the identications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time. The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentied remains in 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacic (NMCP), also known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classied those who could not be identied as non-recoverable. In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma On June 15, 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agencys (DPAA) personnel began exhuming the remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacic (NMCP) for analysis. The vision of the DPAA is to fulll our nations obligation by maximizing the number of missing personnel accounted for while ensuring timely, accurate information is provided to their families. To identify the remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System use mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. The DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission. The DPAA recently announced the following sailors that were killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II have been accounted for: Fullling Our Nations PromiseUSS OKLAHOMA SAILORS ACCOUNTED FOR FROM WORLD WAR II U.S. NAVY The USS Oklahoma sits in water in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on March 29, 1943, while under salvage. OF THE 16 MILLION AMERICANS WHO SERVED in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. Currently there are 72,771 (approximately 26,000 are assessed as possibly recoverable) still unaccounted for from World War II.


PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE27 Navy Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, 26, of Patchogue, New York, was accounted for on March 22, 2016. Navy Ensign William M. Finnegan, 44, of Bessemer, Michigan, was accounted for on April 18, 2016. Navy Machinists Mate 1st Class Fred M. Jones, 31, of Otter Lake, Michigan, was accounted for on Dec. 5, 2016. Navy Seaman 1st Class Camillus M. OGrady, 19, of Greenleaf, Kansas, was accounted for on Dec. 5, 2016. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles E. Nix, 26, of Danville, Illinois, was accounted for on Sept. 25, 2017 The names of these sailors are recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to their names to indicate they have been accounted for. For additional information on the Defense Departments mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at nd them on social media at or call (703) 699-1420/1169 WILL THE DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCYS WORK EVER BE FINISHED? The DPAA mission will be achieved case by case, individual by individual, and family by family. The mission is not about numbers, it is about the fullest possible accounting of all Americans who are still missing from past conicts dating back to World War II. The DPAA will stay the course with this mission until the job is done.


January/February 201928PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE According to Matt and Trevor, they always had a plan to do a road trip after Matt graduated from college (Iowa State University) and [Trevor] EASd (End of Active Service) out of the Marines. As they began seriously considering their cross-country road trip, Trevor brought up the idea of walking across the country rather than driving but it didnt become of- cial that [they] were going to do it until around July 2017. Thats when [they] started to do a lot of research. Their research revolved around not only how to best complete the journey at hand, but also understanding why other people had decided to attempt it in the rst place. They found that other people were doing it for various charities and so Matt and Trevor decided that they should too. They explained, We wanted to see the country and meet its people while also raising money and awareness of a good cause. The research continued, now to nd a worthy cause that both Matt and Trevor could agree upon. After researching dozens of charities and talking to many people, Trevors Staff Sergeant recommended the Purple Heart Service Foundation. After looking into it [they] decided it was something [they] both could proudly support. They both had many family members and friends in the military so a charity that raises money for and provides services to veterans was a worthy cause to them. For Trevor it hit a little closer to home though, being in the Marine Corps for four years as an infantry mortarman with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and the recommendation having come from his own Staff Sergeant. It was nally decided that on March 1, 2018, Matt and Trevor would start their Walk Across America to raise awareness about the struggles veterans face, along with the goal of raising $5,000 to be donated to the Purple Heart Foundation. Matt and Trevor walked for 192 days through Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California. Generally, their days consisted of walking an average distance of 25 miles per day and in their down time, getting to know the people of the towns they visited and explaining their mission to everyone they met. Matt told us. The most fun thing for me was meeting the people and seeing the country, and Trevor agreed, Walking Across America For Purple Hearts by C. Lynn O N MARCH 1, 2018, TWO FRIENDS, Matt Andersen and Trevor Stephens, began their journey, a Walk Across America that would take a little over six months and raise awareness and money for a charity of their choosing. The Purple Heart Foundation learned about what they were doing and that they would be walking for the Purple Heart Foundation in May 2018, three months after they started walking. The Foundation reached out to Matt and Trevor, not only to thank them for their support, but also to gain insight as to why the two chose the Purple Heart Foundation and to ask how their experience walking across the country had been. Matt Andersen (L) Trevor Stephens (R)


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE29 saying, I think the most fun thing for me has been seeing parts of the country Ive never seen before. Colorado was probably the most beautiful place for me; the mountains were amazing, and we met a lot of really great people there. Matt and Trevor were humbled by the generosity of the people they met along their journey, people of such diverse backgrounds, all willing to help by offering food, water, shelter and even money in some cases. Re ecting on the people they had met, Trevor told us, Ive learned that the American people are truly kind and will go out of their way to help a stranger. They are very generous, Matt added. In between all the fun of walking and getting to meet new people and places, Matt and Trevor were faced with obstacles. When youre walking across the country doing about 25 miles a day, the most obvious obstacle they faced was their feet. Every couple of days Matt and Trevor would have to take what they called a Zero Day, where they paused their journey and rested their feet in preparation for the coming days, making their total distance walked zero that day. Sometimes their zero days were even planned so they could attend local events or visit family and friends. They found the weather to be an obstacle as well. They hiked through the snow in March, encountered noreaster storms in the spring and experienced the scorching sun in the hills of Colorado during the middle of summer. Another obstacle they faced involved potential jobs. Matt recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in chemical engineering and turned down a few career opportunities to take part in this sixto seven-month journey. Trevor was planning to start school in August to become a history teacher, but since the trip took a little longer than expected [he] wont start until the spring. But through all these obstacles they have persevered and are close to the nish line of their journey. We asked Matt and Trevor what they learned from their sacri ces, obstacles and achievements theyve experienced on this journey and this is what they had to say: Matt: I learned that Im mentally tougher than I ever thought. Trevor: Ive gained the determination to accomplish any goal I set my mind to. After dealing with the adversity we have on this trip, it really makes you understand that if you want it bad enough, you can accomplish anything. When setting out to accomplish something like this you want to plan it out correctly to make sure your goal is achievable. The success of this fundraiser is measured in multiple ways. In no particular order, it would be measured by [their] completion of walking all the way across the country, reaching [their] goal of raising $5,000 for the charity, and just getting the word out there about the charity and what it does to help veterans. Based on Matt and Trevors daily documentation of their journey on their Facebook page, Matt & Trevor Walk Across America (facebook. com/mattandtrevor/), you can track their entire journey. Theyve been interviewed by local radio stations and journalists in the towns theyve stopped in, spreading the word about the Purple Heart Foundations mission farther than they could have imagined. Through the help of their GoFundMe page, the grand total donated to the Purple Heart Foundation was $8,284. Purple Heart recipients and Purple Heart Foundation members met Matt and Trevor to thank them for their efforts and support. The Purple Heart Foundation is so impressed with this dynamic duo for all that they have done for the Foundation. Every step we take during our trek across the United States is in honor of those who have sacri ced their lives for our freedom and those who have/ continue to protect it. Trevor StephensTrevor and Matt join Dimitri Olympidis along their journey across America.


January/February 201930PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE Forging Our Way AheadBy Will Thompson Chapter 1612 Cmdr. and Dept. of Ohio PDC W ITH OVER A MILLION AND A HALF viewers you can be sure that quite a few of those viewers of the History Channels Forged in Fire are veterans, and of those some may even be blacksmiths and bladesmiths themselves. Forged in Fire has already had quite a few military veteran contestants and itself has two veterans on the show, one as a judge and the other as the host. Chapter 1612 from Lima, Ohio, was invited and recently visited the set of the program and spent the day with the cast and crew as they lmed the nal segment of a show for next season. No, we are sworn to secrecy ( and we signed some legal paperwork too) and cant tell you who won, but we can tell you the show loves its veteran viewers. The entire cast, crew and producers all took time to introduce themselves and throughout the day of lming were beyond hospitable. So, you ask, why was Chapter 1612 from Region II visiting the set of such a great show? Well, fellow veteran David Bates and I have started some programs on my homestead. The programs are multifaceted and will be open up to all veter ans, rst responders and their families. We are in the beginning phases but it has been fast-moving since my wife and I bought the property in June 2018. We will be teaching small farm, homesteading, apiary, woodworking, leatherworking, other creative arts and of course forging. The goal of these programs is to introduce the therapeutic nature that comes along with each practice as well as the camaraderie of being involved in a class with other veterans. Earlier in the year our chapter and another local nonprot held a rafe to raise money for our programs. David Bates made some calls and was connected with the show. We received a David Baker sword and set visit as top prizes for our rafe. We have since been able to get steel to make our coal forge, get some tools and an anvil. David Bates has given some intro classes to a couple of veterans and donors but we are still working to bring everything together and to also get the barn class ready. We are very excited as we are getting this started and look forward to comments, questions, concerns and support from our fellow Patriots. For more information please look for us on Facebook and the Forge website. w LimaMOPH and L to R: Robert Goeway (Rafe Winner), Ben Abbott (Show Judge), David Bates (Our Bladesmith), David Baker (Show Judge), Will Thompson (Chapter Cmd and Dept. Of Ohio PDC), and Doug Marcaida (Show Judge) The humble beginnings of where we are working to place the forge. The previous owner left it in quite a mess and disrepair. Our propane forge. The logo for Warriors Way Forge, a Chapter 1612 MOPH program


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE31 NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE ON NOV. 4, COMMANDER Doug Greenlaw represented the MOPH at the Carolina Panthers Salute to Service game versus the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. The Commander helped kick-off the game by banging the drum for the Panthers. CHAPTER 392, San Gabriel Valley, conducted its annual Veterans Day fundraiser at Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga. It was a very successful weekend thanks to Bass Pro Shop manager Bob Minor, who welcomed us and provided tables, chairs and canopies. Pictured (L to R) are Patriots Santiago Rios, Frank Aragon, Tony Hernandez, Joe Gallardo, Commander Daniel Calderon and Mike Preston. ROCHESTER, MINN., CHAPTER 7110 donates to Toys for Tots. Pictured are Chapter Adjutant Harry Kerr, Department of Minnesota Chaplain Kay Swenson and associate member Cindy Kerr. Unique, But Needed, DonationPATRIOTS FROM CHAPTER 252, Dept. of Illinois, donated a microwave to Hines VA Hospital. The units previous microwave had been out of service for two months. One of the Patriots from Chapter 252 was at a meeting and heard that they needed the new microwave, so Chapter 252 voted to supply one for the ward. Chapter Commander John Domina, Finance Ofcer Bill Minnich, Adjutant Bill Becker and hospital staff


January/February 201932PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE (L to R) Teresa James Brady, granddaughter; Perry W. James, grandson; Elease James, daughter; and Patriot Jamie Carl ONeal of the Sumter, S.C., Chapter 817.Purple Heart Ceremony for Sgt. Perry LloydA SPECIAL AWARD CEREMONY for Sumter World War I veteran Sgt. Perry Lloyd was conducted at Fort Jackson on October 13. Sgt. Lloyd was wounded during the Meuse Argonne Offensive in France and never received recognition or acknowledgement until his grandson uncovered records showing that his commander had recommended him for a Wounded Chevron. To correct this error, Sgt. Lloyd was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart by the Ft. Jackson Commanding General. Sgt Perry Lloyd The Department of Montana Philanthropic Events BELOW ARE SOME philanthropic events in the Department of Montanas successful non-prot fundraising initiatives. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Great Strides June 2018 Foundation for Community Health: Safe Kids September 2018 Grateful Nation Montana July 2018 Missoula Marathon July 2018 National MS Society: Missoula Walk MS May 2018


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE33 NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE VETERANS DAY, November 11th, Purple Heart recipients from Chapter 27 were honored at Somerville, N.J. MEMBERS OF SUMTERS George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart participated in the Sumter County, S.C., Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on November 12. Pictured above aboard the chapter oat in the rear row (L to R) are Patriots Glenn Braden and Johnny Williams. In the front row (L to R) are Commander Harry Thompson, Patriots Donald Williams, Jessie Burgess, Don Kellum, Ronald Harvin, and Adjutant Leroy Thompson. Seated on the far right is Patriot Jamie ONeal, the chapter oat developer and maintainer.Veterans Day Events 2018 CHAPTER 305 HONORED member Charles Wesley Upton, past Commander of Oregon, in the 2018 Albany Veterans Parade. Charles grandchildren: Rian, Dylan, Evan and Sawyer A NEWLY WRAPPED BUS in Columbia, S.C., was driven around town on Veterans Day, highlighting Purple Heart recipients. Members of Chapter 402 join Congressman Joe Wilson and bus driver Andrew Anderson.


January/February 201934PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE NEWS & GATHERINGS HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE WITH OUR SERVICE OUR CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS to serve the Thanksgiving meal at the Montrose VA PTSD unit on Ward 15CD was so overwhelming, with several civic and religious groups coming together to make this Thanksgiving truly a blessed event. We pay tribute to Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant, Peeskill Elks. Knights of Pythias and nally Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 21, the event sponsor. Chapter 21s Quilt AngelsMOPH CHAPTER 21 Commander Dale Novak had the honor and pleasure of meeting Arline and Barbara, the gracious and generous volunteers who make lap quilts for the patients at the PTSD unit at the Montrose VA, NY. They surprised Novak this year with his own very special quilt. Then, on Dec. 3, Chapter 21 arranged for their Quilt ladies, Barbara and Arline to present 21 lap quilts to the guys on the PTSD unit. The guys were so appreciative and grateful. The quilts were beautiful, colorful and made with love. It was a truly blessed day. Thank you to the quilt angelsChapter 21 doesnt know what they would do without you.(L to R):Lynn Witt, Barbara and Arline, MOPH Chapter 21 Commander Dale Novak. THE GENERAL George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817 participated in the Sumter, S.C., Christmas parade on December 2. Patriot Jamie Carl ONeal deployed the chapter oat to the parade marshalling area and chapter members boarded it as one of about 150 participating community organizations. Pictured above in the rear row (L to R) are Adjutant Leroy Thompson, Patriots Joel Jefferson and Donald Williams, Commander Harry Thompson and Patriots Ron Harvin and Dave Nesbitt. In the front row (L to R) are Patriots Don Kellum, Jamie Carl ONeal, Johnny Williams, Jessie Burgess and Glenn Braden.


National Service Director Arthur Coleman, National Legislative Director Aleks Morosky, National Adjutant Ernesto Hernandez and National Advocacy Ofcer Kristin Beck joined veterans from WWII and Vietnam for a picture. January/February 2019 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 7TH SQUADRON 17TH AIR CAVALRY RUTHLESS RIDERS PALEHORSE ARMY, VIETNAM & AFGHANISTAN Aug 21 25th, 2019 Fort Bragg, N.C. [will stay on the base] Special Honor Purple Heart recipients during the banquet Contact: Joe Wirth (201) 390-5350 or email: Website: 2019 OCS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REUNION April 28 May 1, 2019 Columbus / Fort Benning, GA. Online registration: For more information, contact Nancy Ionoff, Reunion Coordinator, at (813) 917-4309 ON PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY, MOPH honored the sacrices of World War II veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. In a ceremony, wreaths were placed at the Freedom Wall to mark the 2,403 killed on December 7, 1941, and more than 400,000 lives lost during World War II.


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: Have you been convicted of a Felony? Yes NoDocumentation 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 10/4/18)


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: Flags Accessories Item #S3015 Rain Cover $30.00 Item #S3016 Flag Cord & Tassel $25.00 Item #S3017 Flag Belt Black $25.00 Item #S3018 Jointed Aluminum Pole $40.00 Item #S3019 Flag Base $40.00 Item #S3020 Gilt Eagle $27.00 Item #S3021 Gold Spear $27.00 Item #S3030 Flag Desk Set $27.00 Item #S3031 Wooden Flag Pole $40.00 CitationsPlease Plan Ahead Processing Can Take 3 4 Weeks Item #S3040 Blank Citation Single Foil Stamp 8 1/2 x 11 blank for personal $11.00 printing of citation at chapter or department level Item #S3041 Blank Citation Quanties of 6 23 Foil Stamp 8 1/2 x 11 blank for personal $10.00 printing of citation at chapter or department level Item #S3042 Blank Citation Quanties of 24 and above Foil Stamp 8 1/2 x 11 blank for personal $9.00 printing of citation at chapter or department level Item #S3043 Service to the Community Service to the Community, Fellow Citizens & Veterans. $12.00 Item #S3044 Patriot of the Year Patriot of the Year $12.00 Item #S3045 Past Chapter or Department Commander Past Chapter or Department Commander $12.00 Item #S3046 Service to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service to The Military Order of the Purple Heart $12.00 Replacement Life Member Items Item #S3050 Replacement Life Member Card $10.00 Item #S3051 Replacement Life Member Certicate $11.00 Item #S3052 Replacement Life Member Certicate Package (Certicate & Card) $20.00 Constitution & Bylaws Item #S3060 Constitution, Bylaws & Rituals with Binder $20.00 Item #S3061 Constitution, Bylaws & Rituals without Binder $15.00 Stationery Item #S3071 Business Cards $65.00


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 2018-2019 CURRENT ITEMS AVAILABLE 101 MOPHA LOGO PIN 1 or 2 pins $6.00 each, 3 or more pins $5.00 each per order 102 LIFE MEMBER PIN $12.00 103 UNIT PRESIDENT PIN $10.00 104 PAST UNIT PRESIDENT PIN $12.00 105 DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT PIN $10.00 106 PAST DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT PIN $12.00 201 PATCH MOPHA LOGO, embroidered 3 x 2 1/2 inch $ 6.00 204 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:


January/February 201940PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE National Presidents Note by Diane PetriniRecently, an opportunity arose to participate in the third annual VA Convening, a meeting of many of the Veteran Service Organizations regarding VA policies. Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie spoke about the importance of inclusive care at the VA and including caregivers in the treatment of our military combat-wounded. During the event, the Veterans Administration, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Philips Corporation unveiled the Military Caregiver Journey Map. The map, which took two years to complete, was based upon research as well as input from medical service providers, social workers, doctors, therapists and caregivers. This months Resource of the Month is the link to the Caregiver Journey Map. Take a lookthe digital map is interactive and will benet any caregiver or family member looking to nd their place on the journey. As we start the new year, please remember to take care of yourself! Self-care is so important to your mental health. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others, including spouse, children, grandchildren and parents, that we forget to take care of ourselves. The analogy of putting your own oxygen mask on rst and then putting it on the passenger sitting next to you is most appropriate. We cant take care of others if we do not take care of ourselves. What You Can Do Our organizations population is so diverse... it spans generations. Our members have extensive life experiences and talents and are in different stages of their lives. We have young parents, grandparents, many in the sandwich generation, as well as caregivers to our combat-wounded veterans. Our challenge as an organization is to embrace and meet the needs of our current members while expanding and welcoming new members. As National SVP Perez states in her article this month, now is the time to identify, mentor and encourage members to become more involved in the MOPHA. Dont hesitate to ask members to consider serving as an ofcer, to join a committee or to volunteer to do just one thing for the Auxiliary. Everyone has something special to offer! Why not consider adopting the Senior Heroes Project in your community in 2019? This Americanism project encourages members to reach out to our older and isolated veterans wherever they reside via a visit, a conversation and a reminder that we will never forget their service. Funds are available from the MOPHA Helping our Veterans Program (HOV). If your unit and department have not already participated in the HOV program this year, please do so now. This project-based program helps veterans and their families in your community! And nally, planning is well underway for the 86th MOPHA National Convention to be held in Branson, Missouri, on July 8-12, 2019. This important event will include workshops, breakout sessions and training along with the national business of the Auxiliary. A Welcome Luncheon is planned for all registrants! This will be a great way to kick off the convention, welcome rst-time attendees and greet old friends. Come! Registration will open soon. R EFLECTING ON THE LAST FOUR MONTHS, I am both deeply humbled and extremely inspired. Representing all of you, I participated in the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It was a solemn experience that brought tears to my eyes. I also met with leaders advocating for our veterans and our caregivers on Capitol Hill. I am so proud to represent our beloved organization. Looking Forward to 2019 Auxiliary


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE41 RESOURCE OF THE MONTH: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Philips Corporation and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to document the military caregiver journey and convey the impact it has on their physical, psychological, nancial and social well-being, by mapping out key points where the right people, organizations and service providers can step in and support family caregivers as they adapt to new roles and challenges. Military and veteran caregivers provide an invaluable service to this country, ensuring that our veterans and service members receive support and care when they need it, for as long as they need it. The Military Caregiver Journey Map will help caregivers navigate and plan for the journey in front of them as well as dene the different stages and landmark events. In addition, it will describe the role of a family caregiver, normalize their experiences and help to reduce the sense of isolation that too many caregivers feel. To nd your place on the journey, visit 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


January/February 201942PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE Service National Sr. Vice Presidents Note by Cheryl PerezGeorge Washingtons Birthday: Washingtons Birthday is the perfect opportunity to do local public relations. Offer to speak at other organizations February meetings or hand out MOPH patriotic literature at schools. A press release to your local media about Washington being the founder of the Purple Heart can generate trafc to your website, Facebook page or lead to future contacts from the media. Our publicity chair is always available to help with PR. Its not too early to start thinking about unit and department elections. Some of our units tend to keep the same ofcers year after year, but for the Auxiliary to grow and stay fresh, we need to mentor members to take on new positions and responsibilities. Your national leadership team is committed to providing information and support to units and ofcers to help make taking on leadership roles easier. A revised membership application is available on the MOPHA website which combines the Life and Associate membership applications on one form. Being familiar with eligibility requirements for both Life and Associate memberships and asking people if they have a Purple Heart recipient in their family can help your membership recruitment efforts. Congratulations to Arden Manlutac for rst place in San Diego Unit 49s ninth annual Veterans Day essay contest on Why Its Important to Thank Veterans for fth graders in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. His essay is below. H APPY NEW YEAR! As much as I dont like thinking about how fast time passes, the New Year brings some calm and getting back to normal schedules. For MOPHA units and departments that includes: Annual Inspection Reports: Inspection Reports must be completed by the department president (or region president where no department) during their elected year and submitted to the National Inspector (National SVP) no later than March 1. The Inspection Report has been updated and the revised form can be found on the MOPHA website.Thinking (and Planning) Ahead Auxiliary Why Its Important to Thank Veterans G.K. CHESTERSON ONCE SAID, The true soldier ghts not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves whats behind him. The rights, freedoms and all the ag represents are kept safe because of the determination of our United States military to protect our Constitution. Across America, we celebrate Veterans Day, but some may not know why. Some may say we celebrate Veterans Day to thank veterans for their service, but what does that even mean? Daily, veterans risked their lives to ensure our freedom and the safety of our rights. Veterans also sacriced their own rights to protect the rights of others and they sacriced time with their family. Furthermore, they leave their home and their families knowing that there is a chance they could die in combat. These brave Americans who represent our country have served valiantly. Some have lost their lives, others return home injured while protecting our country and all it stands for. We are grateful, and we thank you for your service to the land of the free and the home of the brave! Arden Manlutac


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE43 A S THE NEW YEAR BEGINS, many tend to think of new beginnings and believe that it is a time for resolutions. While looking at the calendar, I sat and pondered the two holidays that we as a country celebrate. In January, the rst holiday observed is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. King was a man who fought for civil rights for each and every individual and all of his ghts were fought in a nonviolent way. King was always striving for unity and peace among the races. He was against war of any kind and refused to ght even when personally attacked. In February we celebrate Presidents Day. Although it is one day observed, the celebration recognizes two of the past presidents of this country. The rst is Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation that gave freedom to the African-Americans that were being held as slaves in 1863. He went on to end the Civil War and tried to unite the nation. The second president that we celebrate is George Washington, the Father of our glorious country. He was not only the rst President of the United States, but he was the rst person who established the Purple Heart (although it was originally called the the Badge of Military Merit). It has been awarded for meritorious acts in times of war. In 1932 on the 200th birthday of George Washington, General Douglas MacArthur renamed the medal and called it what is known as today, with Washingtons image on the medal. The three aforementioned individuals that we celebrate during the rst two months of every new year all had one thing in common: they all wanted unity in the country. As I get deeper into my thoughts, I nd it to be coincidental that we in the MOPHA are calling this year Year of the Unit. If you look at the word unity, the word unit is within unity. This country has a lot of diversity, but the one thing we can all agree on is that our diversity makes us stronger during the times of war. Despite our diversity, we all stand together as one unit in this great nation, the United States of America (we also nd the word unit within united). As we start our new year, I challenge each of you to include in your resolutions to stay loyal to the MOPHA and your fellow Auxiliary members. Start within your units, as this is where our roots are. As the roots expand, move up to your departments, followed by your national level. Like a tree we are only as strong as our roots. Your national leadership only can be as effective as the units and departments they serve. God bless each of you, and God bless The United States. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Romans 12:4-5 Auxiliary National Chaplain Effective Uni cation Through the Unit by Barbara Waller 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


January/February 201944PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE MOPHA EVENTS MOPHA EVENTS MEMBERS OF THE SAN DIEGO Union at the annual afternoon tea honoring women veterans at the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. NATIONAL MOPHA PRESIDENT and her husband, Joe Petrini, atttending the Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery. PNP DELORA Compton (1986-1987), a member of Unit 72 for over 60 years. Delora has donated nearly 7,000 volunteer hours at the Portland VA. JUDY MARINO, Karen Grange and Marilynn Lieurance of Unit 72 working on the history book. NATIONAL MOPHA Chaplain Barbara Waller attending the Unit 49 holiday luncheon. GEORGIA UNIT 1000 Annual Purple Heart Ball. Members Amanda Flener, National JVP; Mimi Knowlton, Pat Morgan (Unit 1000 President) and Julia Bridges. 12-YEAR-OLD GABRIEL FLENER raised over $500 to have this Purple Heart ice sculpture made for the PH Ball. He did a great job!


January/February 2019 PURPLE HEART MAGAZINE45 MOPHA In Memoriam Reported Oct. 1 Nov. 30, 2018 * As reported to the MOPHA National Chaplain, per Bylaws Article VIII, Section 6 requirements Name DEPT Unit Deceased Name DEPT Unit DeceasedMarge BIENVENUE NML Nov.27, 2016 Dixie Lee BRYANT NML Mar.28, 2018 Thelma BURNETT NML Apr.19, 2017 Mary E BUYDOS, Warren Ohio Ohio Oct.19, 2017 Lula P. CAMPBELL NML Dec.4, 2013 Patricia CLARK NML Oct.15, 2012 Joan Gates DAFFRON NML July 13, 2018 Sue B FRANCIS NML Nov. 11, 2014 Pearl JONES, Greenport NY California 49 Oct. 18, 2018 Esther LUYSTER, Barnesville Ohio DML(625) Oct. 12, 2018 Roseann MALOUT NML May 9, 2009 Abbie G. MCKENZIE, Hollywood Fl Florida 31 May 24, 2015 Marian NICHOLSON NML Nov 21, 2014 Irene NIEWINSKI NML Sept.3, 2013 Karen A. PRIGMORE NML Dec. 4, 2017 Sophie ROKITA NML Sept.2, 2018 Dorothy J STROMBOLIS, Derby Fl Florida 776 Sept.28, 2017 Ofelia SUBERVI NML Feb.23, 2016 Joyce TURNER Florida 776 June 5, 2017 Rosalie C. WATERS NML JULY 6, 2018 Geneva B. WILLIAMS, Orangeburg SC 402 Feb.23, 2018 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 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.


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