Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Next Meeting: May 15

Welcome to Fort Lowell Chapter 442 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Our Mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.


Meetings: Meetings are at 5:00PM.  Our meeting location until further notice is the Bridge Church at 8150 N Sandy Desert Trail, Tucson, AZ 85741. This is just off of I10 & Cortaro Farms Rd. Go east on Cortaro Farms Rd to N. Sandy Desert Trail.  See you there!

Chapter & Department Patriot of the Year 2023:  Congratulations to Patriot John Grand, Patriot of the Year, for Chapter 442. John has also been selected as the Department of Arizona Patriot of the Year. Thank you, John for all of your efforts to help veterans.  Congratulations!

Donations Appreciated

     The "Military Order of the Purple Heart" Golf Classic:  In past years our Purple Heart Golf Classic has raised almost $600,000.00. Thank you to Empower Coalition, our title sponsor, and to all of the individuals/businesses that donated to the tournament. Chapter 442 used the funds raised to support programs that assist veterans in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rehabilitation, disabilities and homelessness.

The Purple Heart

The organization known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart," was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.