To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

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

Commander Bud Allen, Chapter 776 MOPH was honored in 

the Inaugural Purple Heart Patriot Mission # 1

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‍Ray ‍Cubero

‍It ‍is ‍with ‍deep ‍sorrow ‍to ‍convey ‍the ‍sad ‍news ‍of ‍the ‍passing ‍of ‍Ray ‍Cubero, ‍the ‍beloved ‍husband ‍of ‍Kerri ‍Surber ‍and ‍stepfather ‍of ‍Citrus ‍County ‍Fallen ‍Hero ‍Sergeant ‍Robert ‍A. ‍Surber, ‍U.S. ‍Army. ‍Ray ‍was ‍an ‍Army ‍veteran ‍and ‍faithful ‍supporter ‍of ‍Chapter ‍776.

‍A ‍memorial ‍service ‍celebrating ‍Ray's ‍life ‍will ‍be ‍held ‍1 ‍p.m., ‍Saturday, ‍October ‍12 ‍at ‍the ‍Charles ‍E. ‍Davis ‍Funeral ‍Home ‍located ‍at ‍3075 ‍S. ‍Florida ‍Ave., ‍Inverness, ‍FL ‍34450.

‍Chapter ‍776 ‍& ‍Unit ‍776 ‍members ‍are ‍invited ‍to ‍attend ‍the ‍memorial ‍service ‍to ‍honor ‍Ray's ‍life.


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.


Nov 19, 2019  -   1 p.m.

Citrus County Builders Alliance

1196 S. Lecanto Hwy.,  Lecanto

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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.

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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

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