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Capitol Vietnam Veterans' Monument


Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Display

The Department of Texas maintains a display of all Texans in uniform who have died in the line of duty and received the Purple Heart defending freedom and the right of self determination in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.

Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Display

The display consists of the photos, names, branch of service, rank and date-of-death mounted on ceramic tiles on ten large wooden panels

The display can be request by Texas chapters for use at qualifying events and activities.  

Support the Texas Fallen Heros Memorial Display



Purple Heart

Cities, Counties & Universitites

  • San Antonio
  • Arlington
  • Gun Barrel City
  • Springtown
  • Abernathy
  • Grapevine
  • Kerrville
  • Harker Heights
  • Katy
  • Lubbock
  • Georgetown
  • Nacogdoches
  • Rosenberg
  • South Padre Island
  • Petersburg
  • Tyler
  • Burleson
  • Killeen
  • Sugar Land
  • Richmond
  • Schertz
  • Victoria
  • Boerne
  • Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Victoria County
  • Windcrest
  • Diboll
  • Farmer's Branch
  • Kenedy

  • Kerr
  • Tarrant
  • Parker
  • Smith

  • Central Texas University - Killeen
  • San Antonio College
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock

  • Texas A&M University, San Antonio

  • Texas A&M University, College Station

  • Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Killeen

  • West Texas A&M University, Canyon

  • University of Houston-Victoria

  • North Texas at Dallas












Convention Information

National Convention

Department of Texas


"Still in the Fight"

D.O.T. Annual State Convention


1 – 3 June 2017


Residence Inn by Marriott
2020 TX Hwy 26
Grapevine, Texas 76050
Directly across from the Grapevine Mills Mall

[ Download flyers and registration form ]


Red, White and Bike

Red, White and Bike with Patriot Andy Miller's kids and family. Both of his daughters were the bike recipients.

L-R: Hank Hermann, Rupert Harrell, Harold Culver, Roy James, George Garriott, JC Allen, Gus Wittschack, Dawn Bourdo, Laure Miller, Jon Lunkwicz, Jim Wilson, Gil Brown, Chet Uszynski, Andy Miller, Felix Garcia, Catherine Miller, Fiona Miller.


Raffle to Raise Funds for MOPH National in Dallas

We are holding a Department of Texas and Chapter raffle to raise funds to support the MOPH National Convention in Dallas next August. This is the first time the National Convention has been in Texas, and we want to show we can put on a great convention.

It is a wonderful raffle and, hopefully, one of your Purple Heart Chapter members will win at least one of four prizes:

  • 1st  prize is a towable BBQ Grill and Smoker built by our very own Joe Alvarez (see picture)
  • 2nd prize is a 65” Samsung smart TV
  • 3rd prize is a $500 Cabela’s gift certificate
  • 4th prize is a $250 Cabela’s gift certificate

The drawing for the winners will take place in San Antonio at Chapter 1836’s Founder’s Day dinner on February 17, 2017.

Bill Crumlett, Adjutant
Dep. Of Texas MOPH

You do not need to be present to win.


University of North Texas, Dallas: Purple Heart University

The University of North Texas, Dallas became the latest Purple Heart Univeristy. On hand for the ceremony were (from left to right) John Lunkwicz - Dept. of Texas Jr. Vice Commander; Gustav Wittschack - Chapter 1513 Commander; Jeff Milligan - Director of VA North Texas Health Care System; MOPH Region V Commander - Gil Brown; Bob Mong - President of UNT Dallas; Dr. Dan Edelman - Executive Vice President - UNT Dallas; Mark Hurley - West Point Gradate - Fiduciary Network Owner; and Jay Hayes - Veterans Manager of UNT Dallas. 


Purple Heart County: Victoria

Victoria County gained Purple Heart status on December 14, 2015 with this resolution. "Now, therefore, be it resolved that Victoria County Commisssioners' Court hereby recognizes Victoria County as a Purple Heart County and encourages its citizens to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's men and woment in unigorm wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans." [Read the resolution]


Mayor Mike Schultz declares Boerne a Purple Heart City

Department of Texas Adjutant Bill Crumlett  represented The Department of Texas and presented Mayor Schultz with a Purple Heart Shield on behalf of the Department for display. This is the same shield used on the Purple Heart Trail, fabricated in accordance with TxDOT specifications,  and suitable for display on a sign.


Mayor Cheryl Landman declares Fair Oaks Ranch a Purple Heart City

Sr. Vice Commander Martin Garcia represented the Department of Texas and presented to Mayor Landman a Purple Heart Shield on behalf of the Department. This shield is fabricated in accordance with TxDOT specification and is suitable for display on a sign.


San Antonio College Becomes A Purple Heart School

On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 San Antonio College declared itself as a "Purple Heart College." The College had a very nice Memorial Day celebration at the Loftin Student Center. Several members from Alamo Chapter 1836 were present to read and present the proclamation to SAC President Dr. Robert Vila. SAC is the largest two-year college in Texas having 24,000 students and the first two-year college in San Antonio to make this declaration

Left to right: Alfredo Davila, Alberto Zambrano, Howard Ray, Dr. Robert Vila (President SAC), Bill Crumlett, Harry Preston, Ruperto Cruz, Sonny Arkangel.


Purple Heart "Places"

There have been a number of cities and universities added to the rolls of the Purple Heart "places of late. Most recently, Arlington as added as a Purple Heart City. Grapevine, Springtown, Gun Barrel City, and Abernathy (See article below) were added to the cities category. Parker and Tarrant became Purple Heart Counties. Finally, Texas A&M, San Antonio recently became a Purple Heart University (See article below).