MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART THOMAS A. POULTER CHAPTER #78
Combat-Wounded Veterans Serving Sonoma County
and the Counties of the Northern California Coast
ALL GAVE SOME ... SOME GAVE ALL
Welcome to MOPH Chapter 78’s website. This website is a resource for information about the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Sonoma County Veteran Community.
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART
Serving California's costal counties from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon state line.
Chapter78 has a core group of members that make the Chapter one of the most active orginizations in the Sonoma County Veteran Community
In the Community
Chapter 78 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is a prestigious veteran’s organization of combat wounded veterans and an important part of the Sonoma County Veteran Community. The MOPH Chapter’s membership plays an active role in veteran community projects.
Chapter 78 has a very successful fundraising profile and contributes thousands of dollars to the community every year. They also volunteer and participate in many community events.
The Chapter maintains several scholarship programs for the families of wounded veterans. There are also programs for combat-wounded veterans returning to the community that assist them in their readjustment to civilian life.
CHAPTER 78 OFFICERS - 2020 - 2021
JOHN 'DOC' RICHARDS
SENIOR VICE COMMANDER
JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER
THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART
Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs offered by Chapters and National Service Officers. Chapter 78 is involved in many of the Sonoma County Veteran Community programs to assist veterans and their familiesAll persons awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the United States government who are not dishonorably discharged are eligible for active membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA.