Membership is limited to those honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force who served at least one day of active duty during any of the service eligibility dates.
*All current active-duty service members are eligible until cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. government
For Legion Membership questions Contact 1st Vice Commander:
Gulf Wars: August 2 1990 - through present.
Panama: December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War: June 25, 1950 - January 31. 1995
World War II: December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
World War I: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Membership:
Male descendants (stepson and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service or subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service during service eligibility dates.
Any woman who is eligible for membership in the American Legion (dual membership).
The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother (step relatives included) of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during service eligibility dates.
To obtain military records of veterans (DD214/discharge papers). The link below will take you to the US Government National Archives