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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.  

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Battlefrog is an obstacle race series created by U.S. Navy Seals. They have competitions across the U.S. for serious athletes and novices. ​They are a 501(c) non profit organization. If a participant signs up for one of their races via this website a portion of the entry fee will be donated to the The Department of Texas.​ Upcoming races in Houston on 3/28-29, Dallas on 4/11-12 and Austin on 10/3-4.

Visit the Battle Frog Website


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

  • 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












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).