States Listed by Regions

States Listed by Regions

Purple Heart Riders States Listed By Regions


(1) Northwest Region: Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming.


(2)  Southwest Region:  California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico


(3) North Central Region: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa,


(4) South Central Region: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi


(5) Northern New England Region: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey


(6) Northeast Region: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan

                     
(7) Southeast Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico

(8) Canadian Region: All provinces
Regional Presidents
(1) Northwest Region

(1) Northwest Region

George Nickel - Enlisted in the United States Army in 1989, served as infantry parachute rigger, air transportation in the Air Force and combat engineers. Military service ended due to wounds received on 8 February 2007 while performing route clearance in Iraq. Currently attending Boise State University full time and working as a volunteer peer mentor at the Boise VA medical center and for the 4th District Veterans Treatment Court. ggnickel@gmail.com
(2) Southwest Region

(2) Southwest Region

Aaron Johnson -  Served in the Army from 1989 – 2011. During my 22 year career I have served with numerous Units.  1st ID(Iraq), 2nd ID(Korea), 4th ID(Ft Carson &Iraq), 10th Mtn Div(Iraq), 173rd ABN BDE(Iraq), 1-1 ADA (Okinawa), USA Ordnance Center & School.   As a 63W (wheel vehicle repairer) which turn into a 91Z(1SG/ MSG)  by the time I retired.  Overseas assignments include 2 years to South Korea, and 2 years in Iraq, 2 years in Okinawa. Combat Wounded Veteran. ajjohnson1970@gmail.com

(3) North Central Region

(3) North Central Region

Victor Purvis vjpurvis@gmail.com
(4) South Central Region

(4) South Central Region

Mike "Big Mike" Eubank Served with Hotel Company 2nd Battalion 7th Marines 1st MarDiv from 12/1967 until 12/1968, attached to 9th MAB in 7/1968 – 12/1968 was on the USS Valley Forge to the Philippines and the USS Tripoli back to Vietnam saw the ship once or twice after returning from the Philippines.  My MOS was 0311 but I carried radio a lot of the time for the squad and platoon, was also considered an M79 man. After returning went to Camp Lejeune then to Guam, then took an early discharge at Camp Pendleton. Combat Wounded Veteran. Email:   longviewpurpleheart@outlook.com
(5) Northern New England Region

(5) Northern New England Region

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New England Regional President - Derold "Top" Baum
Served in the United States Marine Corps with "Mike" Co 3/9 Vietnam... Contact Email purpleheartriderct@gmail.com
(6) Northeast Region

(6) Northeast Region

Northeast Regional President/Founding Member - Lenny Cole  Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. Assigned to 1st Marine Air Wing, Mag 16, HMM263 Vietnam I Corps as armorer and doorgunner. Cambat Wounded Veteran. harleybum49@yahoo.com ; www.pgrpa.org
(7) Southeast Region

(7) Southeast Region

Southeast Regional President - Dereck Burtchfiled
I joined the Marine Corps after graduation and spent 8 years active duty.  I enlisted as a machine gunner for my original 4 years.  I was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq during this time. I reenlisted and became a combat and martial arts instructor till leaving the Marine Corps in December of 2010. I revived two Purple Hearts while serving in Iraq in 2004.  In 2014, I became a police officer for the City of Oak Ridge.  Since,then I am a member of the SWAT teams Honor Guard, and a certified drug recognition expert. I hold the Tennessee state president position as well as southeast regional president.

burchfield83@yahoo.com
(8) Canadian Region

(8) Canadian Region

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Canadian Regional President - Jack Kavanaugh - Entered the U.S. Army upon graduation from High School.... Joined on the delayed entry program in April of 1968 and reported  for Basic Training at Ft Jackson SC.  Oct 14, 1968.  Took my AIT at Ft Belvior Va.  My tour of duty in Vietnam started in June of 1969 .. being placed with the 5th Heavy Boat Company in the Mekong Delta.  I transferred and extended for a 2nd tour with the 39th Cav. ACV  3rd BDe 9th Inf Div.   (39thcavacv.com) Which was a hovercraft unit operating out of Ben Luc and patrolling the Parrots Beak section of the Plain of Reeds  in the area between Saigon and Cambodia.... I was wounded in  action on Aug 3rd 1970. jackkavanaugh@hotmail.com