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Auxiliary

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Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?


A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary.


However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

 

Application Form for Unit 226

 

Eligibility Requirements
All women who are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary fall into one of the following categories.

1. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of The American Legion.

2. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed below and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

3. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United States and who served during any of the eligibility periods listed below in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

4. Women who are eligible for membership in The American Legion in their own right.


Eligibility Periods
World War I  ––  April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II  ––  December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines  ––  December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korea  ––  June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam  ––  February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada  ––  August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama  ––  December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Gulf War/War on Terrorism  ––  August 2, 1990 until cessation of hostilities

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Telephone: 1-866-272-6272
www.archives.gov


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