Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods:

  • World War I
    April 6, 1917 to Nov 11, 1918

  • World War II *
    Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946

  • Korea
    June 25, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955

  • Vietnam
    Feb 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

  • Lebanon/Grenada
    Aug 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

  • Operation Just Cause – Panama
    Dec 20, 1989 to Jan 31, 1990

  • Persian Gulf/War on Terrorism
    Aug 2, 1990 to Present

* U.S. Merchant Marines serving from Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946 are also eligible for membership.

 

 

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