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American Legion Eligibility Dates of Active Duty Persons

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MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

World War I                            April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

World War II                           December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

Korean War                            June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era                           February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Lebanon/Grenada                 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

Panama                                 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Persian Gulf *                         August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States

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