Membership Requirements

Eligibility Requirements for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion

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  All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of Veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II and Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf War, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1 of the National Constitution of the American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion.

Eligibility Dates

World War I
April 6, 1917  to  Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955
Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation

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