Eligibility To Join The S.A.L.

 

 

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.

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.

 

Eligibility Dates

  • April 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 – Aug. 15, 1945 Merchant Marines (only eligibility)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II) June 25, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War/War on Terrorism)

 

 

Note: To obtain military records of veterans (DD214/discharge papers), please select the “Veteran’s Service Record Information” link below.

Veteran’s Service Record Information