David Raper

(404) 735-5124

Department of Georgia and Chapter 1000 Recognized for Having the Greatest Percentage Membership Increases

​​GA DEC Meeting (11 Feb 2017)

​​33rd Annual Department of GA Convention (2-4 June 2017)

​​​​​GA Department Convention (27-29 April 2018)

DEC Meeting Attendees (11 Feb 2017)

(Left to Right)) Chapter 576 Commander John Hawes, newly elected Region 4 Commander Lenny Lazzara, Department Adjutant Dave Raper & Department Commander Walter Swenson. 

Department Commander Walter Swenson presenting First Responders' plaque for injuries incurred in the performance of his duties in July 2017 to Deputy Jon Beival, Forsyth County Sheriffs office, with Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman.

​​​​City Hall Illuminated for Purple Heart Day (7 August 2017)

Department of Georgia President Amanda Flener (Unit 1000) re-elected as Region IV President.

Doug Middleton elected as National Senior Vice Commander of The Military Order of the Purple Heart

The 2018 Georgia Department MOPH Convention was hosted by Chapter 531 and held at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens. 


Walter Swenson

(239) 404-5274

A heart felt Congratulations to Doug Middleton on his recent election to National Senior Vice Commander!! Doug was overwhelmingly elected Senior Vice Commander at the National Convention in Dallas Texas shortly ago. With his experience as Chapter Commander, Department Commander , Region IV Commander and most recently National Junior Vice Commander he has the experience and expertise to help lead the Purple Heart in the right direction.  I know you will all join me in wishing National Senior Vice Commander Doug Middleton " CONGRATULATIONS"!  Well Done Sir!

Walter  Swenson Department Commander.

Georgia MOPH Department

​​​​​Doug Middleton Becomes National Sr. Vice Commander (August 2017)

(l to r) Jerry Harrison (Chapter 826 Finance Officer), Farris Johnson (Dept CDR), Doug Middleton (Region IV CDR), Mike Pilvinsky (Chapter 826 CDR), Jim Blaylock (past MOPH National CDR)

Dept of GA Commander Walter Swenson, Chapter 465 Commander Bill Jones and Chapter 576 Commander John Hawes with Vietnam War Veterans Day wreath at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.  Also in attendance was National Sr. Vice Commander Doug Middleton.

​​2017 - 2018 Department President

Jo Ann Crony Unit #592

And all the Elected and Appointed Officers 

​​​​​​Spokane Washington Convention (03 August 2018)

(l to r)  Robert Nelson (Dept Jr. Vice CDR), Walter Swenson (Dept Sr. Vice CDR), Farris Johnson (Dept CDR), Peggy Gates (LAMOPH CDR), Dave Raper (Dept Adjutant), Charles Turner (Dept Finance)

​​​​​First Responders' Plaque for Jon Beival (23 August 2017)


If your County, City, School or other location has not been declared a Purple heart Location yet contact the closest chapter to you to find out how.

Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony (29 March 2018)

​​​​Purple Heart Golf Tournament (13 August 2017)

​​2017- 2018 Department Commander

Walter Swenson Chapter #576

And all the Elected and Appointed Officers