The Purple Heart medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces fo the United States of America 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. It is specifically a combat decoration.
The organization now know as the "MilitaryOrder of the Purple Heart." was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Compposed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of "combat " veterans.
ABOUT REGION IV
At the 43rd National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart the convention body voted to to reorganizethe 12 zones into 6 Regions.