Military Order

 of the

Purple Heart


    Texas Capital Chapter 1919

   Austin, Texas

Last Updated 11-29-2016

Commander: John Augustine

Chapter Officers



We have tickets to this year’s NAVY vs XII game on Friday, Dec. 23rd at TCU's Amon Carter stadium with a projected kickoff at 3 pm.  As for the other team, it will be from the Big12, currently looking at Texas Tech,  KState, TCU or possibly Texas.  As we get closer we will get a better idea. Contact to reserve tickets:


Felix Garcia, Commander Dept. Of Texas (Purple Heart)

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Chapter 1919 Christmas Party and Children’s Christmas Party is Saturday December 17th at 10:00 am at VFW Post 4443, 7614 Thomas Springs Road, Austin, Texas. We will have a traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment and surprises for the children. We need a count of children that will be present so that Purple Santa can be prepared, we need your RSVP with name and a count sent to

The Daughters of American Revolution local chapters are partnering with the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America for the first time to raise private donations and to provide volunteers to place wreaths on the graves of veterans and prominent Texas leaders at the cemetery. The wreath-laying ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery will be on December 17th.  

Get ready for our first chili cook-off in Sun City on April 22 at 10AM at Sun City. There will be entertainment and several presentations and I hear we have a special singer. Contact Ted if you can help.


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Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chapter 1919




  Date: December 17, 2016, 10AM


  Location: VFW Post 4443, 7614 Thomas Springs Rd., Austin


Program: Chapter 1919 Christmas Party and Children's Purple Santa Party

                       RSVP count of children PLEASE 




Milton Carr, Adjutant

Chapter 1919, Military Order of the Purple Heart

5114 Balcones Woods Dr., Suite 307 #175

Austin, Texas 78759-5212



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Texas Capital Chapter 1919, Military Order of the Purple Heart, takes the lead with projects, in addition to our permanent Purple Santa Program, that are supportive of America’s currently deployed military, veterans of all wars, veterans’ families, and community youth sports; and acts in concert with other organizations that share these worthy objectives.  Projects are limited in scope only by the resources available and donations are always welcome.  Chapter 1919 pledges to apply 100 percent of contributions received to the project designated. We believe that these projects support the needs of veterans and provide maximum use of your support. Review the overview provided for our current initiatives and please support them.

MOPH 1919 Veteran Support Projects

Assist Needy Veterans

MOPH 1919 provides  assistance to Veterans and families in need  with emergency situations within the Chapters means.
American Widow Project
This dedicated organization provides support for Widows and Widowers whose spouses died as a result of wounds received in combat. MOPH 1919 assists them by providing our resources to support and establish benefits available to them.
Fallen Soldiers Project
The American Fallen Soldiers Project is a non-profit patriotic venture of the artist Phil Taylor. He prepares and presents portraits to the families of fallen soldiers.

Freedom Flyers


Freedom Flyers has two World War II war-birds in its fleet. They are the P51-Mustang and the Navy AT-6. These

war-birds are flown at air show and aviation events around the country and provides World War II veterans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in these legendary aircraft. MOPH Chapter 1919 identifies WWII veterans for these local flights.


Purple Heart Golf Tournament
MOPH 1919 with very much support from the Mustang Heritage Foundation sponsors a golf tournament at River Place Country Club in September. This promises to be a very enjoyable and beneficial event.
Home Depot Veteran Support
MOPH 1919 identifies “Veterans”, to receive a home fix up from Home Depot. Several local veterans have been recipients of this generous donation of time and materials.
Honor Flight Austin
MOPH 1919 established (DBA) Honor Flight Austin to fund flights for local WWII Veterans to Washington, D. C., in order for them to visit their Memorials.

See the photo presentation from Austin Honor Flight's first flight June 2012, see the link at bottom of link on left.
Mustang Heritage Foundation
The Mustang Heritage Foundation hosts the Mustang Mentors for Veterans.
Mustang Mentors for Veterans
MOPH 1919 with very much support from the Mustang Mentors for Veterans sponsors a Purple Heart Golf Tournament at River Place Country Club in September. This promises to be a very enjoyable and beneficial event.
Red, White & Bike
MOPH 1919 identifies “Little Heroes”, children of "Wounded Warriors" between the ages of 4 through 12 to receive brand new bicycles from this outstanding organization.

Wheelers for the Wounded
Wheelers for the Wounded Texas is a wonderful non-profit organization that Chapter 1919 partners with to provide wounded warriors access to their off-road adventures. Wheelers also provides toys for the hundreds of children attending the Purple Santa Christmas program at Ft. Hood sponsored jointly by the Wheelers and Chapter 1919.


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