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

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH


To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.


Chapter meetings are at 1:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of  January, March, May July, September and November.

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.

Contact us

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





At last I have received this year’s Department 50/50 raffle books.  Unfortunately, time is of the essence! We have six weeks to get these tickets sold in time for our drawing on June 4th!

Please contact me immediately by email, text or phone and let me know how many ticket booklets to forward to you!! Like last year tickets are $1. ea., 6 for $5., 12 for $10. or a full book of 25 for $20.

As before, I am willing to complete your ticket stubs for you, if you will send me your check and sufficient return address labels for your purchase.  Make checks payable to Chapter 776 MOPH.

Please do not delay as we have little time to get this accomplished. Thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you ASAP!!

“Bud” Allen

CMDR Chapter 776 & Chief of Staff Dept. of FL


5019 N. Perry Dr., Beverly Hills, FL 34465

H 352-270-8436

C 352.201.6444


May 17, 2016  -   1 p.m.

Citrus County Builders Assn.

1196 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto

Click here for map of meeting location.



Sat., 21 May

Chapter’s annual

Armed Forces Day picnic