Sons of the American Legion Membership

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 (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).

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).

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates:

  • 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)

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