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The American Legion
Riley Leroy Pitts
Post GR07
CMR 421, Box 302
APO, AE 09056
Department of France
Mannheim/Worms, Germany
   

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American Legion Membership Requirements

Eligibility 

     If you have served federal active duty in the 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!

August 2, 1990 to today                        (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990            (Operation Just Cause - Panama)

August24, 1982 to July 31, 1984                  (Lebanon/Grenada)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975                 (Vietnam War)

June25, 1950 to January31, 1955                 (Korean War)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946            (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918                (World War I)

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from Dec. 7,1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.

     Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the US 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.

     Not eligible for Legion membership?  You may be eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) or the Auxiliary.  See below for more information.


 

Sons of the American Legion Membership Requirements

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion. 

You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

Potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion)

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)

 You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above).


 
Auxiliary Membership Requirements
 
Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of members of The American Legion, and to the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods:
 

 
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918;
 
  December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946;
 
  June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955;
 
  Feburary 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975;
 
  August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984;
 
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990;
 
*August 2, 1990 to Today
 
*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 August 16, 1945
 
 
All dates inclusive, or who being citizens of the United States at the time of their entry therein, served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of said periods, and died in line of duty or after honorable discharge; and to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.
 
Senior membership shall be composed of members over the age of eighteen; provided, however, that a wife under the age of eighteen years, who is eligible under Section 1 of this article shall be classed as a Senior member.
 
Junior membership shall consist of that group under the age of eighteen years, whose activities shall be supervised by the Senior membership.  Upon reaching the age of eighteen years, Junior members shall automatically be admitted into Senior membership with full privileges.
 
Dues of both classes shall be paid annually or for life.
 

 

 

The American Legion
Riley Leroy Pitts, Post GR07
Department of France
Mannheim / Worms, Germany
 
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Riley Leroy Pitts, Post GR07
CMR 421, Box 302
APO, AE 09056
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