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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Bethesda, MD - September 2, 2010

Military Order of the Purple Heart Honors Military Nurses and Medical Corpsmen

On September 10, 2010, The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will join the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center in honoring the nation’s military nurses and medical corpsmen with the dedication of a special Purple Heart display at the entrance to the hospital.  Hospital Commanding Officer VADM Matthew L. Nathan, Deputy Commander COL Charles W. Callahan, and Command Master Chief Sherman E. Boss will be joined by MOPH National Commander Clayton Jones and the leadership team of the Military Order of the Purple Heart at the 10:00 AM dedication ceremony.


“Unspoken Bond”, a sculpture at the entrance of the National Naval Medical

Center, Bethesda, Md., depicts a Navy corpsman dragging a Marine to safety.

According to National Commander Jones, “this special event will provide the opportunity to honor all military medical personnel; the doctors whose battlefield surgery saves countless lives; the nurses in field hospitals, on hospital ships, or manning evacuation aircraft; the hospital corpsmen and medics in the field taking care of wounds or injuries, or performing life-saving measures to get soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen back to duty or ready for evacuation; the lab and x-ray technicians and pharmacy personnel who help ensure diagnoses are complete and accurate; and, all of those who nurture us back to health and return home to our families and loved ones.  It is their dedication, skill, and caring that allows us to be here today.”


The organization now known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc.," (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration. Chartered by the Congress, The MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all its members were wounded in combat. For this sacrifice, they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal. With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America's military history. Most importantly, through veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all Veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance.  Through the VAVS program, MOPH volunteers selflessly provide assistance to hospitalized veterans at VA medical facilities and State Veterans Homes.

For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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