CHAPTER PURPOSE  

CHAPTER PURPOSE  

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

MEETINGS

Chapter meetings are at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of  January, March, May July, September and November

at the Citrus County Builders Alliance, 1196 S. Lecanto Hwy.,  Lecanto

May Meeting is CANCELLED!!

Congratulations to the newly elected Chapter 776 officers!

Click here to see the list.

We encourage each Patriot and Associates to ask their respective 

Congressional Representative to sign on as 

a co-sponsor to the Purple Heart Flag Act H.R. 5237.


The following was reported by Richard Sisk on Military.com, the premier resource for the military and veteran community. H.R. 5237: Purple Heart Flag Act was introduced last November that would officially;

• Allow for the designation of a flag modeled on the insignia of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, 

• Would have the Purple Heart Flag flown at the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, national cemeteries, selected federal buildings and DVA hospitals, and 

• Specifies that the flag should fly on holidays including Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day. 

The bill’s sponsor, Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY 26) said "raising the Purple Heart Flag would provide a visual reminder of the wounds our warriors endured and the soldiers who have laid down their lives to uphold the liberties this nation was founded on and continues to hold dear."

The bill’s sponsor, Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY 26) said, “raising the Purple Heart Flat would provide a visual reminder of the wounds our warriors endured and the soldiers who have put down their lives to uphold the liberties this nation was founded on and continues to hold dear.”


The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018

Do you know how it can effect you?

Click here for more info.

It's official; DD-214s are now online. Please pass on to other vets. 

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the 

following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online.


Click here to go to web site.


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History of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776

In April 2004, a group of 17 combat wounded veterans comprised of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans gathered to organize a chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) in Citrus County, Florida.

At the April organizational meeting, the combat wounded veterans in attendance voted unanimously to form a MOPH chapter for the purpose of "Preserving the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal" and to name the chapter in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver. 

Aaron was killed in Iraq on January 8, 2004, when the UH-60 helicopter in which he was a passenger was brought down by hostile ground fire with no survivors. 

An election of officers was also held with Curt Ebitz, a Vietnam veteran, elected as the chapter's first commander.

On August 11, 2004, the chapter was officially chartered under the hand and seal of the National Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America, Inc. as Aaron A. Weaver Chapter # 776 with 21 charter members.

The  Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776

Military Order of the Purple Heart

P.O. Box 1345

Lecanto, FL 34460-1345

Commander Richard Hunt 

obakesan@att.net

Adjutant Curt Ebitz

info@citruspurpleheart.org

352-382-3847

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345

Tel:  352-637-3265 or 352-382-3847               Email:   info@citruspurpleheart.org