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




Sept. 20, 2016  -   1 p.m.

Citrus County Builders Assn.

1196 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto

Click here for map of meeting location.


Hunt named MOPH Patriot of the Year

Chapter 776 Patriot Richard Hunt was selected as the 2016 Military Order of the Purple Heart U.S.A. Patriot of the Year, out of approximately 45,000 members at the MOPH National Convention in Norfolk, VA.

Congratulations, Richard!


Pat Michael was named by Altrusa as one of Citrus County’s 10 Women of Impact for 2016.

Click here for more info.

Did you miss Cdr Bud Allen and Patriot Richard Hunt’s interview on WFTS regarding the Purple Heart monument being vandalized?

If so, click here to view the video.