MOPH Chapter 1919

Military Order of the Purple Heart of the Greater Austin, Texas Area

About The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

About The MOPH

The organization now known as the “Military Order of the Purple Heart,” was formed for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.

About MOPH Chapter 1919

Chapter 1919 is the 2nd largest MOPH chapter in Texas, and 7th largest in the Nation (over 585 members as of April 2021). The counties shaded below in purple are served by Chapter 1919. The numbers in the image below reflect the distribution of Chapter 1919 members in the Central Texas region, from 2019.