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THE AMERICAN LEGION

JAMES E. COFFEY POST 3

NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Basis for Membership

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.

This eligibility includes step-relatives.

Eligibility Periods

World War I: April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918

World War II: December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946

Korean War: June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955

Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975

Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 and July 31, 1984

Operation Just Cause - Panama: December 20, 1989 and January 31, 1990

*Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm: August 2, 1990 until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States

 

Information on a veteran's service record can be obtained from:


Military Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

General information and operator assistance: (314)263-1100