News and Stories

Purple Heart Homes Golden Corner Chapter helps Pickens SC Veteran

November 10, 2016

A Vietnam Veteran receives help insulating his pump house to make sure he has running water this winter. The Golden Corner Chapter of Purple Heart Homes and the local Home Depot came together to make the needed improvements for this Veteran in South Carolina.

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Stream Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield

November 9, 2016

Did you miss the airing of the PBS documentary Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield? A documentary hosted by Bob Woodruff reporting on medical advances that are saving and changing the lives of America’s service members. It includes personal stories of physicians, active duty troops, Veterans and military families, including Purple Heart Homes Co-founder Dale Beatty. […]

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ESPN will honor Veterans

November 5, 2016

November 7-13, “American Heroes” week on ESPN, will feature salutes to America’s active service members and Veterans. Several specials will air during the week. In Charlotte NC ESPN employees and Purple Heart Homes will be honoring Home Town Heroes with a Veterans Day salute.

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Purple Heart Homes is Helping More Veterans Through Chapters

Purple Heart Homes is expanding through the formation of chapters. “We are committed to improving Veterans lives one home at a time” says Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Homes Co-founder and Strategic Development Officer. “We are excited to welcome our 10th chapter in Northeast Ohio and have several more in various stages of organization.” Read about […]

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Co-Founder Dale Beatty will be featured on Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield

October 25, 2016

Airing November 9th on PBS, Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield is a documentary reporting on the science and technology that is saving and changing the lives of America’s Service Members. It is hosted by ABC Journalist Bob Woodruff and features Dale Beatty.

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Colorado Front Range Chapter is helping a Vietnam Veteran

October 20, 2016

In conjunction with Home Depot’s Celebration of Service, the Colorado Front Range Chapter is giving a Vietnam Veteran a long overdue thank you. With the help of Team Depot, this Veteran’s backyard is being re-landscaped and some rooms inside his home are being painted.

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Charles Harris

Charles grew up in Winnsboro, SC. Although he was drafted into the U.S. Army, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, his desired branch. After completing boot camp at Parris Island, he completed more training at Camp LeJeune, then to Okinawa, Japan, Camp Pendleton San Diego and finally to Danang and Quang Tri, Vietnam. The year […]

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James Jones

James grew up in a family devoted to serving their country. His Grandfather served in World War I, his father served in World War II and his Uncle served and is missing in action (MIA) in Korea. After that lifelong exposure to the meaning of service, James understood call of duty, enlisted and completed his […]

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Robert Sasso

Robert joined the U.S. Army in 2008. He was in law enforcement with the Leon County Florida SWAT Team and also worked with the Sheriff’s Department before heading off to basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He always wanted to be a soldier, perhaps because both his father and his grandfather also served in the […]

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Jackie Drakeford

Jackie Drakeford enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps December 2, 1965, and he comes from a family of military veterans. His three brothers served in Vietnam the same time as Jackie, and they didn’t see each other for over 4 years. He did his basic training at Parris Island, went for advanced infantry training at […]

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Ryan Foote

Ryan has always known that at some point in his life he would join the military, most likely the Army, because he wanted to do a job that was tough and dangerous. His Dad served in the Navy. Ryan is the youngest of six children and saw all his brothers and sisters go into either […]

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Roger Melville

Roger Melville enlisted in the US Air Force wanting to serve his country. He comes from a long line of military men, including his father, who served in Korea, grandfather in WWI, and two uncles in WWII. Roger started his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and was later based […]

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