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Eligibility Information

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!

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

* Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion currently, 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).