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Sons of the American Legion eligibility

All male descendants, adopted sons and steptons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans of who died in service during World I, World II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constituion of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to the honorable discharge from the service, shall be eligble for membership in the Sons of The American Legion. Click here to print off a membership form.

American Legion eligibility dates

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion! Click here to print off a membership application for the American Legion.

*August 2, 1990 to today (Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause – Panama)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

*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.

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
 

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