New Member of Chapter 542 Military Order of the Purple Heart – Dusty Jarnigin

New Member Dusty Jarnigin

MOPH 542 new member Dusty JarniginOur newest member, Dusty Jarrigin, is presented with a Purple Heart cap by Commander Mike Lester. Dusty served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam in 1970 and received a Purple Heart for wounds then. The medal never was listed on his DD-214 and when he tried joining was told he’d have to get his 241 updated to reflect the award. Once that process was completed he was issued a DD-215, an updated version of the DD-214 and joined Chapter #542. We hope to see Dusty often at our functions. This makes the fifth member to have served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam who has joined the chapter.  Welcome, Dusty.