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

Post 9-11 Fallen Heroes with Citrus County Ties

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron A. Weaver, 32, USA

Killed in action on January 8, 2004 when his helicopter was brought down by enemy fire near Fallujah, Iraq

Sergeant Dennis J. Boles, 46, USA 

Died on October 24, 2004 after collapsing while on a 10-mile road march in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Corporal Stanley J. Lapinski, 35, USA 

Killed in action on June 11, 2005 by an improvised-explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq.

Sergeant Christopher J. Taylor, 22, USA 

Killed in action on July 24, 2005 by enemy mortar fire in Balad, Iraq.

Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan, 22, USA

Killed in action on January 20, 2006 by an improvised-explosive device in     Al Huwijah, Iraq.

Sergeant Robert A. Surber, 24, USA 

Killed in action on June 3, 2007 by an improvised-explosive device in Thania, Iraq.

Sergeant Jonathan K. Peney, 22, USA 

Died of wounds sustained on June 1, 2010 when shot by enemy forces in Zhari district, Afghanistan.

Corporal Johnathan Taylor, 23, USMC 

Killed in action on February 22, 2011 by an improvised-explosive device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Private First Class Michael C. Mahr, 26, USA 

Killed in action on March 22, 2011 when enemy forces attacked his unit in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

Sergeant First Class Charles L. Adkins, 36, USA

Died of wounds suffered on April 16, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in eastern Afghanistan when a Taliban sleeper agent detonated a vest filled with multiple grenades during a routine meeting of United States and Afghan soldiers and interpreters.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, USA 

Died of injuries sustained on December 17, 2013 in a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.  Brother-in-law of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron A. Weaver.

USA - United States Army

USMC - United States Marine Corps

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