MOPH Oliver Hazard Perry Post

Program Description

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 membership is restricted to the combat wounded and their immediate families, MOPH supports all veterans and their families with myriad nationwide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

Services

  • Provide available assistance to ALL Veterans, their dependents, widows and orphans.
  • Process veterans' claims for compensation, pension, medical care, education, job training, employment, veterans preference, housing, death, and burial benefits.
  • Serve on President's Committee for employment of people with disabilities.
  • Assist in identifying and helping homeless veterans.

Eligibility

  • All persons of good moral character who are awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the Government of the United States AND are not dishonorably discharged are eligible for active membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
  • See Member Eligibility.

How To Apply

Documentation

  • Completed application
  • 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 under honorable conditions.
  • For a parent, spouse, sibling, lineal or adopted descendant 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. However, if the Purple Heart Recipient is an active member of MOPH, he/she can sign the application certifying to the relationship.


Contact Info

MOPH Oliver Hazard Perry Post

VFW Hall
52 Underwood Ln
Middletown, RI 02842

About Military Order of the Purple Heart

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 ... MORE