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Eligibility

Eligibility

Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based upon honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces.  To be eligible, a veteran must have served during war time. The following dates apply:
 
 
 
 
War Era Dates
World War I April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II December 7,1941 - December 31, 1946
Korea June 25, 1950 - January 31,1955
Vietnam February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Grenada/Lebanon August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Desert Storm August 2, 1990 - Present

 

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