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MOPH Memorial Page

This page is meant to honor and remember Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) members that have passed away. Our members served our country proudly and risked their lives defending freedom. They traveled to foreign lands to ensure that wars weren't fought in our backyards. They faced bullets, bombs, mortars and all of the hells of war in order to defend liberty and the American way of life. While serving our country they sustained injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives. They are true American hero’s and our country will be eternally grateful for their courage and sacrifice.

In addition to honoring our members who are Purple Heart recipients, we also remember our associate members. Associate members are lineal relatives of Purple Heart recipients. Under member type Purple Heart recipients are listed as Annual Members or Life Members. Associate members are listed as Associate Life Members or Associate Annual Members.

This page is NOT maintained by the MOPH national office. Please do not call the MOPH national office in reference to this page. For any corrections to this page please email webmaster@purpleheart.org. If you know of a MOPH member that has passed away and is not listed on this page please contact their local chapter. Any chapter officer can add members of their chapter to this list. You can find their chapter by clicking here and searching by the zip code that the member lived in. This memorial only lists MOPH members. Purple Heart recipients that never joined the MOPH are not listed on this memorial page. Also, Purple Heart recipients cannot join the MOPH posthumously.

The following Members have passed away in the last 2 months

Name Department Chapter Service War Member Type
ANDRUS , RALPH WILLIAMKansas0558-KS-5 ARW2Life Member
ARDINGER , CHARLES EMinnesota5555-MN-2 NVVNLife Member
BACA , FRANK CNew Mexico2004-NM-5 AFW2Life Member
BAKER , ROBERTTennessee0484-TN-4 ARVNLife Member
BORNSTEIN , ARLENColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
BRADFORD , GREGORYColorado0375-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
BRISTOL , RICHARD ENew York0406-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
BROWN , CHARLESColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
BROWN , LAWRENCE RArizona0691-AZ-6 MCVNLife Member
BUCKLEN , CHARLES LNew York1782-NY-1 MCKRLife Member
CAHILL , ROBERT LNew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
CAMPBELL , JAMES SNew York0490-NY-1 AFVNLife Member
CARTER , LAWRENCE WOregon0147-OR-3 ARKRLife Member
CARY , JOHN EColorado0375-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
CHAPMAN , FRANKLINNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARKRLife Member
CHESNUT , EDWARD VIowa0777-IA-2 ARW2Life Member
CLAPSADDLE , DONALD GOklahoma0589-OK-5 NVW2Life Member
CODY , THEODORE RNew York1782-NY-1 AFW2Life Member
CONOVER , STEWART JFlorida0524-FL-4 ARW2Life Member
COPELAND , LAWRENCE GNew York1782-NY-1 AFW2Life Member
CRONEY , NOKOMISGeorgia0492-GA-4 ARVNLife Member
DEFFENBAUGH , DAVID LOklahoma0589-OK-5 ARW2Life Member
DEROGATIS , PAUL ENew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
DRAGO , RICHARDNew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
DRUM , PAUL DNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
FERKO , JOHN PPennsylvania1777-PA-1 ARW2Life Member
FREEL , JAMES RKansas0684-KS-5 MCW2Life Member
GALKA , MARGARETNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 Not ListedNot ListedAssociate Life Member
GALLEHER , JOHN DKansas0558-KS-5 ARVNLife Member
GEMOETS , MARTIN JNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARNot ListedLife Member
GILLESPIE , OSCAR HColorado0375-CO-5 AFVNLife Member
GILSTORF , JOHN TNew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
GIRARD , ROBERTNew Jersey0036-NJ-1 ARVNLife Member
GONZALES , MANUELCalifornia0493-CA-6 MCVNLife Member
GROGER , WILLIAM JOhio3620-OH-2 ARW2Life Member
HANSEL , LAWRENCEMaryland0570-MD-1 MCKRLife Member
HERNANDEZ , GILBERTO RNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARKRLife Member
HIGDON , MIKE A DOCKansas0558-KS-5 ARVNLife Member
HOOLIHAN , DANIEL JMinnesotaDML-MN-2 ARW2Life Member
HOOPER , MAYNARDNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 MCVNLife Member
HOWLAND , RICHARD LEENew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
HUGHES , JAMES DNew York1782-NY-1 AFKRLife Member
HUGHES , ORVILLE RMaryland0577-MD-1 ARW2Life Member
HUNT , JAMES ASouth Carolina0845-SC-4 ARKRLife Member
HUPE , GEORGENew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
IMHOLTE , RICHARD JTexas1876-TX-5 ARVNLife Member
JANSEN , CLARENCE RNew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
KAUFMAN , HAROLD BNew York1782-NY-1 NVW2Life Member
KAYLOR , BENJAMINPennsylvania1983-PA-1 ARKRLife Member
KEMPER , DOUGLAS MKentucky1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
KENNEDY , JOSEPH TNew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
KINNEBERG , EARLMinnesota7110-MN-2 ARVNLife Member
KREIDER , TERENCE AFlorida0417-NY-1 AFW2Life Member
KRUSE , KENNETHArizona0691-AZ-6 ARVNLife Member
LANZA , RAYMOND VNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 ARKRLife Member
LATIMER , GLENN MNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
LAWRENCE , WALTER VKansas0558-KS-5 AFW2Life Member
LOPEZ , FRANCISCO SColorado1041-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
LUCERO , ROBERT LColorado0375-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
LUJAN , ALEXCalifornia0049-CA-6 ARW2Life Member
LYONS , TERRY LColorado0375-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
LYSSY , FRED EColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
MANSELL , RUPERT ENew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
MARTINEZ , MODESTOColorado1041-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
MATTISON , WILBURGeorgia0576-GA-4 ARW2Life Member
MCBRIDE , DANIEL MNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
MEADOWS , NORVAL GMaryland0570-MD-1 ARW2Life Member
MILES , MARTIN CNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 ARVNLife Member
MORDUE , NORMAN ANew York0490-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
MORRIS , WILLIAM FMichigan0110-MI-2 ARVNLife Member
MURPHY , CHARLESIndiana0833-IN-2 ARVNLife Member
NAYLOR , GEORGE DNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
NEWMAN , GARY CNew Mexico2004-NM-5 MCKRLife Member
NOVAK , JAMES LNew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
O'HARA , THOMAS DIllinois0159-IL-2 ARVNLife Member
OGDEN , JAMES QOklahoma0589-OK-5 AFW2Life Member
PARKHILL , PATRICK EColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
PICKELL , KENNETHNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 ARW2Life Member
PINKUSSOHN , LEWISNew York1782-NY-1 AFW2Life Member
PRENDERGAST , THOMAS JNorth Carolina0642-NC-4 MCVNLife Member
PRESTON , MICHAEL RCalifornia0392-CA-6 MCVNLife Member
PRETZER , LARRY RMichigan1818-MI-2 ARVNLife Member
PULIDO , NARCISOTexas1836-TX-5 MCVNLife Member
RAHLING , BRUCE JColorado0375-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
REED , THOMAS CAlabama2201-AL-4 ARVNLife Member
REILLY , ALFREDNew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
REISING , JACK ANew York0490-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
REY , FEDERICOTexas1876-TX-5 ARVNLife Member
RHODES , ROBERTColorado1041-CO-5 ARKRLife Member
SAWYER , GEORGE MMichigan1818-MI-2 ARVNLife Member
SAWYER , JOSEPH JAlaska0830-AK-3 ARVNLife Member
SAXHAUG , JOHN L.MinnesotaDML-MN-2 ARW2Life Member
SCOTT , ROBERT DNew York1782-NY-1 ARKRLife Member
SELLERS , LLOYD GNew York1782-NY-1 NVKRLife Member
SIMS , JAMESWashington1889-WA-3 MCVNLife Member
SMITH , DONALD LAlabama2206-AL-4 ARVNLife Member
SNOW , MORRIS HNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
STRATIS , WILLIAM GNew York1782-NY-1 ARW2Life Member
TERRILL , J WAlaska0593-AK-3 ARVNLife Member
TOWNSEND , BILLNew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARW2Life Member
TRACY , ELDON WMinnesotaDML-MN-2 ARW2Life Member
TREVINO , JESSE CTexas1836-TX-5 ARVNLife Member
TRUJILLO , MARGARITONew Mexico2004-NM-5 ARKRLife Member
VALLE , THOMAS GEORGEColorado1041-CO-5 MCVNLife Member
VAN WORMER , DAVID LColorado0375-CO-5 ARKRLife Member
VANDERLIP , JOSEPH CTexas1876-TX-5 ARVNLife Member
VAUGHAN , CRAIG SColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
VOHS , JOSEPH AMichigan1818-MI-2 ARKRLife Member
WALLS , ROBERT COregon0147-OR-3 MCVNLife Member
WARNER , NIAL WNew York1782-NY-1 MCW2Life Member
WEEKLEY , EARLE PVirginia1607-VA-1 ARVNLife Member
WELKE , ERIC WSouth Carolina1777-PA-1 ARVNLife Member
WESTFALL , ROBERTNew York1782-NY-1 ARVNLife Member
WHITLING , JEFFREY LColorado0375-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
WYNKOOP , WALTERNew Jersey0027-NJ-1 ARKRLife Member
YIN , PHILArizona2560-AZ-6 MCVNLife Member
YUTHAS , GEORGE AColorado1041-CO-5 ARVNLife Member
ZIMMERMAN , DUANE JIowa1979-IA-2 ARKRLife Member

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