2014

John E. Binnion

National Newsletter 

Award



South Georgia


Chapter 1000 has set up a memorial page to honor it's patriots that have reported to their final duty station.

Mellissa Gschwend

U.S. Air Force

Afghanistan / Iraq

Our mission is simple:​​
"To foster an environment of brotherhood and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families."

Est. October 10, 2013

2017

National Membership

 Award

Geratest %

Increase



5th Annual 

South Georgia

Purple Heart Ball

1800-2200

Valdosta Elks Lodge


NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 17

Matthew Bridges

U.S. Marine Corps

​Afghanistan / Iraq

1-229-569-0915

​mbridges.usmc@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Chapter 1000 is out in the community daily working to help the Veteran and their Families across South Georgia.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHAPTER 1000...

AWARDS RECIEVED

2nd Annual 

Gary Wayne Nelms Award

Winners announced at the

South Georgia

Purple Heart Ball


JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER

Patriot Mellissa Gschwend served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years. Mellissa deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After Medically retiring as a TSGT in 2015 Mellissa has proven her continued dedication to this country, our combat wounded, all Veterans and their Families.


Patriot Gschwend has served as Chapter 1000 Adjutant 2016 - 2017  and 2017 - 2018. Mellissa was elected to Chapter 1000 Junior Vice Commander this year. Mellissa looks forward to serving as the Junior Vice Commander and brings a unique perspective and new ideas on how to help our Veterans and their Families.

Meet Our Officers...

All Gave Some, Some Gave All,

and Some are Still Giving

SENIOR VICE COMMANDER

Chapter 1000

COMMANDER 

Russell Morgan

U.S. Marine Corps

Vietnam

​ramorga@aol.com

We are a non-profit organization With Patriot Members from

WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War, Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and Current Operations.

MEETINGS
2ND THURSDAY OF MONTH 6:00 PM
DUNCAN LODGE #234

105 S. McKINLEY STREET
NASHVILLE, GEORGIA 31639


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Matt at (229) 569-0915 or John at 229-425-8770

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Patriot Matt Bridges enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after the attacks on 9/11. After the completion of recruit training and infantry school he was assigned to 1st Battalion 6thMarines, Alpha Company, 2ndMarine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He served 2 tours with 1/6, in both Afghanistan and Iraq. On his second tour, in Saqlawiyah, Iraq, Patriot Bridges was wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated underneath his feet, on April 21, 2005. After his recuperation at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, PatriotBridges was medically retired from the Marine Corps after almost 7 years of faithful service to his country.

Patriot Bridges lives in Lakeland, Georgia with his wife and best friend of 12 years and 2 beautiful daughters, Cheyenne and Audrey. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture and a concentration in crop production in 2016.  He has been a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart since 2014, where he is a part of Chapter 1000 in South Georgia.  Patriot Bridges has been the Adjutant, Senior Vice Commander and is now currently the Chapter Commander of Chapter 1000. He has also served as the MOPH Department of Georgia Chief of Staff for the last three years. 

Patriot Bridges is honored to have been elected as the Chapter Commander for 2018-2019 and looks forward to working with fellow Patriots, Associates and Auxiliary to help our Veterans and Purple Heart recipients living in the South Georgia area.

Patriot Russel Morgan joined the U.S. Marine Corps in February 1964. Patriot Morgan arrived at Paris Island in March of 1964 for 12 weeks of basic training. Following basic, he was sent to Camp Lejeuna for combat training, shortly after he was stationed at Cecil Field Air base in Jacksonville, Florida in a sector called yellow waters. Their objective was to guard weapons taken from ships and return them as ship prepare to leave port. After 2 years, Patriot Morgan volunteered to go to Viet Nam and was stationed in DaNang. On May 14th 1967 he received a sever head wound.


​After being permanently retired from the Marine Corps in 1972, he went into retail management for several different companies. After retiring in 2010, Patriot Morgan became very active in the American Legion serving as Finance Officer for 4 years. Upon joining the Military Order of the Purple Heart he has served chapter 1000 as its Finance Office, Junior Vice Commander and Senior Vice Commander for the past 3 years.


After serving with these 2 Military Organizations, especially the MOPH, Patriot Morgan states " I realize how important it is to serve our Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and their Families".

Military Order of the Purple Heart

OCTOBER 18

Copyright -  MOPH Chapter 1000 - 2018

CHAPTER MEETING

1800

Masonic Lodge

Nashville, GA