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Purple Heart Recipient – Click above if your ready to join the MOPH today. Read the requirements below.

Are you a lineal relative of a Purple Heart Medal Recipient? If so, you qualify for an Associate Membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart. You can work side by side with the members to assist veterans and their families just click above.

If you are a parent, grandparent, spouse, widow, widower, sibling, child, or grandchild of a combat veteran of a war of the United States, who for their valiant service has been awarded the Purple Heart you can join the Auxiliary.

Purple Heart Recipient Membership Application

All persons of good moral character who are awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the Government of the United States AND are Active Duty or have Honorable or General discharge are eligible for active membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A.

Please note that the MOPH does not have posthumous memberships. Only living Purple Heart Recipients are eligible for membership.

Associate Member Application

Associate Membership is available to a parent, spouse, sibling, lineal or adopted descendant (child, grandchild or great-grandchild) 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. If the Purple Heart Recipient is living, the recipient must be a member in-good-standing and he/she must sign the application to acknowledge the relationship and consent for the membership.

Purple Heart Online Membership Application Process

There are four easy steps to our online membership process. Please have a digital copy of your documentation ready to upload. Please allow 1 year for the complete processing and delivery of your welcome package.

Step 1: Complete a Membership Application Online (and submit Life Member Application Fees) Complete the membership registration, ensuring all required information is provided. Select a chapter closest to your residence or one will be assigned automatically. Pay one-time Life Member Application Fees of $200.00. Fees Submitted with Applications for Membership are NON-REFUNDABLE

Step 2: Submit Proof of Purple Heart Award and Honorable Service. An email will be sent once the application is received. Please respond to the email attaching the required document/s. A copy of the documentation submitted will be retained on file for future reference.

Veteran Applicant

DD214 Member-4 or Service-2 with Purple Heart Award AND Honorable or General discharge if necessary, DD215 (if Purple Heart Award, Honorable or General discharge is not on DD214) Recommend: Purple Heart Award Orders Plus Purple Heart Certificate Active Duty Applicant, provide PCS Orders and the documents listed below. Purple Heart Award Orders plus Purple Heart Certificate Make sure all documents are UNALTERED, COMPLETE and LEGIBLE

Step 3: Eligibility Review Process by the National Adjutant If documentation MEETS eligibility requirements, the application will be processed for membership and you will receive a notification email welcoming you to the MOPH. If documentation DOES NOT MEET eligibility requirements, notification will be sent with reason/s for disapproval and steps needed if any to resubmit documentation.

Step 4: Notification of Membership Your membership will be activated and you will be notified by email of your membership number and chapter assignment. A new member packet with your permanent membership card, membership certificate, and additional information on MOPH will follow this initial notification. Please allow 1 year for processing and delivery A copy of your documentation will be retained on file for future reference. All applications are subject to verification with the National Personnel Records Center.

All information and requirements are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at:

Email: membership@purpleheart.org

Mail: MOPH Headquarters, Membership Department, 5413-B Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151-3960

Phone: 703-642-5360

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