Did you know: Military Order of the Purple Heart

Did you know: Military Order of the Purple Heart
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: May 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm •  Published: May 17, 2013
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What is the Military

Order of the Purple Heart?

The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA Inc. is a nonprofit veterans service organization organized in 1932 and chartered by Congress. The organization was formed for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration.

On a national level, the organization funds service officers in Veterans Affairs hospitals and helps wounded veterans go through the VA approval and appeals processes.

On a local level, the organization donates money to help wounded veterans cover rent and bills for the time they are in the hospital.

SOURCE: Oklahoma City chapter Commander Russell Smith


by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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