The Military Order of the Purple Heart is unique among all veteran service organizations in that our membership is comprised entirely of combat veterans who were wounded in action.  Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by our local Chapters.


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.


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The MOPH Department of Texas was chartered on 22 February 1984 and is comprised of 22 Chapters of the MOPH, representing Purple Heart recipients within the geographic region of the State of Texas.  The State of Texas has approximately 47,000 living recipients of the Purple Heart. The Department of Texas (DOT) is a not for profit charitable organization 501(c)(19).  The Department represent 10% of the Organizations national membership (US Wide).  Texas has so many living recipients of the Purple Heart, we refer to our patriot members as, "Texas Tough".


All persons of good moral character who are awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the Government of the United States AND are Active Duty or have Honorable or General discharge are eligible for active membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A.  Please note that the MOPH does not have posthumous memberships.  Only living Purple Heart Recipients are eligible for membership.  Membership Application


Associate Membership is available to 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).  As an Associate Member you may participate in the meetings and functions, voice your opinion on initiatives.  You may not hold office or vote. If the Purple Heart Recipient is living, the recipient must be a member in-good-standing and he/she must sign the application to acknowledge the relationship and consent for the membership.   Membership Application


Mothers, wives, widows, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, adopted daughters, and direct lineal female descendants regardless of age or date of birth are eligible to join the Auxiliary.  The Mission is to support the organization,  light the path the patriot, by being there for them, always remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, caring for their families and revering the sacrifices they have made to preserve the freedoms we so enjoy as Americans.  To join, membership of the Patriot must be verified through certified evidence of the Purple Heart Award.