Welcome to Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1836



Welcome Home Troops

The Military Order of the Purple Heart - Alamo Chapter 1836 represents more than 730 members in and around the San Antonio, Texas area.  Each member is a Purple Heart recipient and welcomes all Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and their families.  The Chapter meets once a month at VFW Post 8541 located at 2222 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX  at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.


The Chapter's members are Purple Heart recipients that have earned the Purple Heart Medal in campaigns that include World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extincation.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.

“Ronald Reagan”

OFICER’S LIST 2017-2018


COMMANDER: Tony Roman Cell: (210) 454-8620, azlanuno@yahoo.com

SENIOR VICE: Porfirio Quezada (210) 387-8386, porfirioquesada46@gmail.com

JUNIOR VICE: Garza Lonnie Cell: (830) 477-9521, lonniegarza@att.net

FINANCIAL: Dale Prescott Cell: (361) 550-7460, dl-prescott@hotmail.com

JUDGE ADVOCATE: Richard Garza Cell: (210) 494-0477, rgarza76@satx.rr.com

SARGENT-AT-ARMS: Pedro Solis Cell: (210) 872-0740, pedro@levirodgersgroup.com

TRUSTEE 3: Manuel Soto Cell: (210) 381-8192 mcsoto62@gmail.com

TRUSTEE 2: Lorenzo Rodrigues Cell: (210) 380-8497, el1rod67@yahoo.com

TRUSTEE 1: Bob Dillon Cell: (512) 799-6049, commander1836@yahoo.com


ADJUTANT: Joe Hernandez Cell: (510) 757-7715, joehernandezsat@yahoo.com

SERVICE OFFICER: Henry Flores (210) 842-3412 sfoa2@yahoo.com

VAVS: Peter Rosie (210) 724-8544, rosie.peter@yahoo.com

CHAPLAIN: Harry Preston (210) 343-0209, prestharry@yahoo.com

SURGEON: Sonny Arkangel (830)981-2498, arkangel@gvtc.com

FUNDRAISING: Joe Alvarez (210) 240-9256, alvarez06@sbcglobal.net

FIRST RESPONDER: Santiago Garcia (210) 394-1561, leglapro@yahoo.com

WEBMASTER: Luis Reyna (210) 255-7817, lreyna1217@gmail.com

WELFARE: Alfred Davila (210) 919-7330, alfreddavila@gmail.com

QUARTER MASTER: Rene Ramirez (210) 844-8979, ram_2806r@yahoo.com


The Auxiliary of  the Alamo Chapter 1836 meets once a month at VFW Post 8541 located at 2222 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.



Membership in the Auxiliary shall be limited to mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, widows, widowers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons, adopted daughters, adopted sons and direct lineal female or male descendants of persons who have been awarded the Purple Heart by the Armed Forces of the United States and to men/women who served in the Armed Forces and have received the Purple Heart decoration in their own name.  Associate membership in the Auxiliary is granted on the basis of a male/female parent, or lineal descendant of a member in the Auxiliary. All membership shall be governed by the provisions of Article II of the National Auxiliary Bylaws. The Senior Vice President is usually (but not always) the Membership Chairman. When contacting eligible members, it is important to verify the award of the Purple Heart medal. Many individuals are eligible to be awarded the medal but did not receive it. In this case, a Service Officer can assist them.

Officers 2018-2019

President:  Fran Holtgreven  (830) 885-2973 frannie50@hotmail.com  
Sr. Vice:  Rosa Rodriquez
Jr. Vice:  Diane Dillon
Treasurer:  Susan Thornhill
Parliamentarian:  Anita Hunt-Trevino
Sgt-At-Arms:  Lupe Alvarez
Trustee 1 Year:  Joyce Dalton
Trustee 2 Year:  Betty Prescott
Trustee 3 Year:  Trish Rosie

Appointed Officers:  
Secretary:  Joyce Dalton
Chaplain:  Rosa Rodriquez
Patriotic Instructor:  Martha Hooper
Historian:  Mary Fuquay and all members