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Chaplain (Major General) Douglas Lanier Carver, USA (born September 10, 1951) is a retired American Army officer who served as the 22nd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army. He was appointed to this assignment on July 12, 2007 and was the first Southern Baptist chaplain to be promoted to the position of Chief of Chaplains in more than 50 years.

Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the banquet invites the public to help honor those wounded in battle. In addition to Purple Heart Medal recipients and their families, the banquet is open to all veterans, military families and the public.

The annual Purple Heart Banquet includes the Walk of Honor, entertainment, patriotic tributes and a catered meal. Last year's celebration saluted more than 50 Purple Heart recipients. Contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588. Tickets are $20. You can purchase below or for more details, e-mail



The mission of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is to provide a forum for the local community to honor Purple Heart recipients and their families, to foster an environment of goodwill among combat wounded Veterans, to promote patriotism and to encourage the sharing of recipient experiences so future generations will know of the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families.

9th Annual Purple Heart Banquet 

Saturday August 5, 2017 — 5:30 PM

Richland Creek Community Church

Keynote Speaker — General Douglas L. Carver

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