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Filed under News on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Author: Admin.

Local Veteran appointed to lead State Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation


Carroll Denis Bartholomew, Jr. was appointed Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation, Department of Virginia, effective October 1, 2014.

Mr. Bartholomew, a Richmond resident, was graduated from Armstrong High School in 1963. He attended Lane College and joined the U.S. Army in 1966. In 1967 he began a tour of duty in Vietnam as a rifleman with the First Cavalry Division. Returning home in 1968 he continued his education earning an A.A. Degree in Administration of Justice, while serving in the active U.S. Army Reserves. He returned to active duty in 1976 and served as a recruiter until 1992 at which time he joined the reserves from which he retired in 2004. During his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Bartholomew earned a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Gold Recruiting Badge and Recruiter’s Ring, which is the highest award an army recruiter could earn during that time period.

Mr. Bartholomew joined the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1965, in 2010 and became a Trustee of that chapter. In 2012 he became active in the Department of Virginia Purple Heart Foundation as Senior Vice Commander, serving in that capacity until his appointment to Commander.

Brother Bartholomew is a 40 Year member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and he is active with Upsilon Nu Chapter in the Third District.


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