To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.
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
VISIT OUR NEW UNIT 776 CALENDAR
All Purple Heart events and Unit 776 meeting dates are available on it. Go to Unit 776’s page by clicking on navigation bar (Unit 776) at the top right of this page. Chapter meeting dates are on this home page.
HURRICANE SEASON IS FROM 1 JUNE TO 30 NOVEMBER.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING
JULY 16, 2019 - 1 p.m.
Citrus County Builders Alliance
1196 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto
Chapter 776 wins Dept. of Florida Chapter of the Year at the state convention. Way to go, Patriots!
Congratulations to the following from the Dept. of Florida!
Annie Fair Associate Member of the Year,
Mickey Hunt Jonas Jacobs Volunteer of the Year
Mari-Elain Ebitz is recognized for her Dept. web site work.
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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.
History of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776
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 “Bud” Allen
Adjutant Curt Ebitz
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: firstname.lastname@example.org