MOPH REGION VI

MOPH REGION VI

Friday, January 30, 2015

FW: Patriot Vern Hendricks turning 100 - Happy Birthday

 From: richardandshirley@netzero.net
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:52:42 +0000
To: rserge@live.com
Subject: Fw: Patriot Vern Hendricks turning 100 - Happy Birthday



Want to make a WWII Veteran's 100th birthday extra special? Vern Hendricks will celebrate his big day Jan. 30th. Cards and greetings may be sent to him c/o Rose Lenz, 202 E. Sherman, Elk Point, SD 57025.
A party in his honor will also be held at the United Parish Church in Elk Point on the 30th from 2-4 PM.
Mr. Hendricks served three tours in the Army in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Europe. Among several awards, he is distinguished with two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Thank you to the Dakota Dunes/N. Sioux City Leader Courier for the photo.

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Yours In Patriotism,
Ernesto P. Hernandez III
National Adjutant
Military Order of the Purple Heart
703-642-5360 X119


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Rose Parade Keeping the Spirit of '45 Alive

Rose Parade Keeping the Spirit of '45 Alive by Showcasing Inspiring Stories of America's Greatest Generation

Louis Zamperini, hero of "Unbroken," and legendary Japanese American WWII veterans honored with floats

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This may be the last time America can come together to say 'Thank you!' to the men and women of the WWII generation who did so much to assure a better future for their children and their children's children.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2014
The countdown to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II begins on New Years Day when floats honoring famous members of America's 'greatest generation' will be featured in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade. The parade begins at 8:00 a.m. PST
The theme for this year's Rose Parade is "Inspiring Stories," - a tribute to those who have loved unconditionally, persevered courageously, endured patiently, and accomplished much on behalf of others.
"We were thinking about an inspirational theme, a theme where we would actually lift people’s lives up.” said Richard Chinen, chairman and president of the Tournament of Roses.
Chinen said this year's Rose Parade theme was inspired by the life of Louis Zamperini which was documented in the best selling book "Unbroken," by Pulitzer Prize winning author Laura Hillebrand. A movie based on the book and directed by Angelina Jolie opened nationwide on Christmas Day. Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and later survived 47 days in shark infested waters during WWII when his plane crashed in the Pacific, followed by two years of intense brutality in a Japanese POW camp.
Zamperini was chosen to be the grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade last May but died on July 2 and will be only the second individual to be posthumously honored as the grand marshal in the history of the parade. He will be represented by his family who will ride in the grand marshall's car behind a riderless white horse, and in front of a float depicting the challenges Zamperini overcame during his life that was produced by the Torrance Rose Bowl Association.
Also honored in this year's parade are Japanese American WWII veterans who fought in Europe as members of the legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Unit and 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service that is credited with having helped shorten the war in the Pacific by two years. Together, they became the most highly decorated units, by size and length of service, in the history of the U.S. Army, and received numerous decorations, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Their float, bearing their motto "Go For Broke," was entered by the City of Alhambra, CA.
"I was deeply inspired by the stories of these young men who sacrificed so much for our country, despite the fact that many of their families were in internment camps simply because of their Japanese ancestry," said Gary Yamauchi, mayor of Alhambra. "We hope our example will encourage other cities and towns in America to make sure that future generations will remember the heroes of WWII from their communities."
The Rose Bowl WWII floats will be the first in a series of events and activities that are planned for this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
"The Rose Parade and the cities of Alhambra and Torrance have done a great service by focusing attention on the importance of preserving the inspiring stories of the men and women of the WWII generation ," said Warren Hegg, national programs director of "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive," a nonprofit grassroots coalition of organizations that are planning 70th anniversary events and activities this year.
The group will be meeting in San Diego in February to finalize marketing and media strategies for events honoring the contributions of America's airpower, ground forces, seaborne services and Home Front during WWII.
http://www.Spiritof45Conference.org
"This year may be the last time families and communities throughout America can come together to say 'Thank you!' to the men and women who were the ordinary heroes who did so much to assure a better future for their children and their children's children," said Hegg.
The centerpiece of the year's activities will be a 70th Anniversary Commemoration on the weekend of August 14 - 16, that will include a mass "Kiss in" in Times Square, flyovers by WWII aircraft, events featuring '40's style music and entertainment, oral history interviews, and wreath laying ceremonies at multiple locations around the world. A cross country convoy of WWII vehicles that is being promoted as the "longest Veterans Day Parade in history" is planned for the fall.
"We want everyone to say, 'Here we come, 2015!'" said Chinen.
For more information about the Rose Parade, visit http://www.tournamentofroses.com/rose-parade
For more information about the City of Alhambra's "Go For Broke" float visit
http://www.spiritof45.org/GFB%20Release.pdf
For more information about the Torrance Rose Parade Association float, visit http://torrancerosefloat.com
For more information about the Spirit of '45 70th Anniversary Commemoration visit http://www.Spiritof45.org

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FW: Thanksgiving Message from National Commander Pat Little



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  



From: richardandshirley@netzero.net
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:12 +0000
To: rserge1@outlook.com
Subject: Fw: Thanksgiving Message from National Commander Pat Little



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Subject: Thanksgiving Message from National Commander Pat Little
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0500 (EST)



Patriots,

As we pause today to give thanks for the many blessings and freedoms we enjoy, I hope that all Americans will remember that the freedoms we fought and sacrificed for, some with our very lives, are not free - they do come with a price.  Let us celebrate today the freedoms on which this great nation was founded -- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Life for those of us and our brothers and sisters who made it home to celebrate this day;  Liberty to live in a free and democratic nation; and the Pursuit of Happiness with family and friends as we join to give thanks for all that we have.

Pat Little, National Commander
Happy Thanksgiving
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FW: MOPH Region VI



Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will."  



Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:31:54 +0000
Subject: MOPH Region VI
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MOPH Region VI

MOPH Region VI


Fw: MOPH in Army Times
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 08:24 PM PST


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From: LITTLE4J@aol.com

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:13:39 -0500 (EST)

We have been quoted in the Army Times, 10 February 2014 issue.  The article starts on page 6 "Hagel calls for review of military medals, awards".  Our sections is on page 8, titled "Leave the Purple Heart alone"
" Modern warfare has raised new questions about the criteria for the Purple Heart, which recognizes any and all troops who are wounded in "any action against an enemy of the United States".
Several years ago, the military wrestled with whether so-called "invisible wounds" should qualify troops for the Purple Heart, leading to the approval of the medal for those who sustain a traumatic brain injury.  But despite calls from some advocates, Purple Hearts still are not awarded to troops diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.
In addition, many people have questioned why the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas shooting in 2011 were not awarded Purple Hearts, since the convicted shooter, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, clearly was motivated by a belief in radical Islamic jihad.  Critics says that's inconsistent with the decision to award the medal to troops injured in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart has few concerns about the current law and support's the Pentagon's decision not to grant the medal to Fort Hood victims. And many experts say that despite the controversies, it should not be changed.  "I think the Purple Heart is in pretty good shape," Borch said." 

Monday, November 17, 2014

FW: Grand Canyon Warriors


Hank Detering
MOPC Chapter 1777, Valley Forge, PA
610-869-3631








Thank You
Robert Serge
VVA 17 Member
Blog Master
To all my fellow veterans friends and family my we all remember 



From: richardandshirley@netzero.net
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:52:46 +0000
To: rserge1@outlook.com
Subject: Fw: Grand Canyon Warriors

Please post and distribute.

Please note: forwarded message attached

From: "Henry A. Detering" <HankD461@aol.com>
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Subject: Grand Canyon Warriors
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:06:18 -0500



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Subject: Grand Canyon Warriors
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:06:18 -0500
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Gentlemen,
Please consider sharing information about this trip.
It is a small but important effort, and hopefully the first of a series of trips, one for wounded veterans of each of our services.
I will gladly provide details and additional information.
Thank you!




Hank Detering
MOPC Chapter 1777, Valley Forge, PA
610-869-3631






Friday, October 10, 2014

FW: Reminder: SCA veterans Club Meeting - Tuesday October 14, 2014 (S EE LOCATION CHANGE)




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Subject: FW: Reminder: SCA veterans Club Meeting - Tuesday October 14, 2014 (S EE LOCATION CHANGE)
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:48:32 -0700





Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:44:19 -0700
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Subject: Fwd: Fw: Reminder: SCA veterans Club Meeting - Tuesday October 14, 2014 (S EE LOCATION CHANGE)

  the Freedom Hall 2450 Hampton Road Henderson, NV 89052
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:04:37 -0700



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From: Tom Bouchard
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:22 PM
Subject: Reminder: SCA veterans Club Meeting - Tuesday October 14, 2014 (SEE LOCATION CHANGE)




                


                                                                                                                                                                
October 14th , 2014 @ 7:00pm
in Freedom Hall at Independence Center

 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                             



Please note the location change for our meeting next week.

For October we have an American hero, Dr. Richard Small as our guest speaker. He served our country in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat.  
                              
Richard Small - joined the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2006 and is a Life Member of Chapter 0711 in Nevada. He has served as Adjutant, Finance Officer and Commander at both the Chapter and Department levels, recently completing four years as Department of Nevada Commander, before being elected Region Commander VI and appointed as National Surgeon in 2013. As a representative of the Order, he has been active in VAVS, serving on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Veterans Assistance League, Honor Flight Southern Nevada, Southern Nevada Coalition of Veteran and Community Service Organizations and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 17. He is the Founding Chairman of the Nevada Veterans Foundation tasked with funding a Fisher House at the new VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas. Patriot Small has also been active with Habitat for Humanity participating in Habitat for Humanity Vietnam Builds in March 2012 and August 2013. He is on the organizing team planning yearly HFH Veterans Builds in Vietnam.
His medical career began with graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1967. After serving a Surgical Internship at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, he entered Military Service as a US Army General Medical Officer. Volunteering for duty in Southeast Asia, he was assigned to the 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division where he served with first HHQ at Brigade Headquarters and then 6 months as Battalion Surgeon with the 1/505. He was wounded in an attack on the forward fire base in Tay Ninh Province March 21, 1969. He subsequently served three months as Emergency Room Medical Officer at the 24th Evacuation Hospital on Long Binh Post.
His following duty assignment was as a General Medical Officer at US Army Hospital Camp Zama, Japan where he served as an admitting officer and surgeon on the Orthopedic Service and the Far East Burn Center. Following his military service, Dr. Small served as a Resident Physician at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and practiced Neurological Surgery in the greater Los Angeles area until his retirement in 2000.
Please plan to join us for this special presentation by an American that served his country in combat as well as currently serving veterans in need.
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In addition, we will have our annual election of board members.      


  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FW: Denver Host National Convention of Military Order of the Purple He art




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Subject: Denver Host National Convention of Military Order of the Purple Heart
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:14:41 -0400 (EDT)



30 July, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver, CO   July 25,  2014

Military Order of the Purple Heart National Convention in Denver, Colorado

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and the Ladies Auxiliary of the MOPH are pleased to announce that the National Convention will be held this year in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Denver Hotel during the week of 5 - 9 August 2014.

This annual event brings together the Commanders and delegates of the Order's Regions, Departments, Chapters and Units to elect the National Leadership of the Order for the upcoming year.  Delegates will participate in training sessions, review the business of the past year, approve new governing amendments and organizational bylaw changes, and set the organization's goals and objectives for coming year.   A number of key events coincide with the Convention including a Joint Opening Ceremony on Tuesday evening, August 5; a welcome address to the Convention on Wednesday morning, August 6 by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at 9:30 AM, and by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock at 10:00 AM;  a Purple Heart pre-game ceremony at the Colorado Rockies baseball game on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM; a charity golf tournament to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and local VA Clinics on Thursday, August 7 in conjunction with observance of National Purple Heart Day; and, a wreath laying by the National Commander at the grave site of WWII hero BG Felix Sparks on Sunday, August 10,  The media is invited to attend the joint opening ceremony on Tuesday, August 5 and the Governor's and Mayor's presentations at 9:30 AM. , Wednesday, August 6.  All other meetings are closed to the public.

The organization now known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc.," (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration. Chartered by the Congress, The MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all its members were wounded in combat. For this sacrifice, they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal. With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America's military history. Most importantly, through veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all Veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance.  Programs of the MOPH include VA Volunteer Service, First Responder Recognition, JROTC Leadership Award, Scholarships, Americanism, Purple Heart Trail and Cities, Welfare, and numerous community service programs, all with the objective of service to Veterans and their families.

For further information or requests for media attendance and/or interviews, please contact:

National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
  Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
or,
Jon Pushkin, Pushkin Public Relations, 303-733-3441, jon@pushkinpr.com
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