The Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart consists of Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Widows, Daughters, Stepdaughters, Granddaughters and legally adopted female lineal descendants of the Purple Heart recipient, even if the Purple Heart recipient is not a member of the MOPH. Our Ladies are proud to be members of this organization chartered by Congress. We share our support, compassion, and care with our brave military, all veterans, and their families.

If you are interested and eligible, we invite you to become a member of the LAMOPH. For your convenience, application and transfer forms are available at for download. Membership must be verified through certified evidence of the Purple Heart Award of the related Patriot. Female Purple Heart recipients are welcome to join the Ladies Auxiliary in addition to the MOPH.

Unit #72 LAMOPH’s new officers for 2014 – 2015
From left to right is Evelyn Meade, 2 year Trustee, Delora Compton, Parliamentarian, Karen Haltiner, President, Joyce Beveridge Cook, Sergeant at Arms and Chaplian, Barbara Kamna, 3 Year Trustee, Betty Herrera, Junior Vice President, and Karen Grange, Secretary/Treasurer. Missing is Beverly Smith, Senior Vice President and Rebecca Turner, 1 Year Trustee.

Left: Betty Herrera receives the Honorary Member of the Regiment 

(HMOR) award at the Annual Big Red One reunion in Buffalo, NY. Betty is the consummate supporter of the miliiary veterans, especially the soldiers of the lst tnfantry Division, the 16th lnfantry Regiment and the Bandido Charlie Veterans. Betty is the wife of Al Herrera, the Regiment's HSGMOR. She is extremely active in military and veterans' affairs in her own right in providing service to the Veteran Community and active duty soldiers.

1. She is an officer of the Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
2. For over eight year she has been president of the Portland, Oregon Unit 72 Ladies Auxiliary Military Order of the Purple Heart.
3. She has also been an officer of the Department of Oregon the Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart for over eight years.
4. She has organized and managed innumerable food and clothing drives for deployed soldiers and their families.