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LEGION MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service in the Armed Forces during the following dates: Desert Shield / Desert Storm - August 2, 1990 to present Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 Grenada & Lebanon - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 Korea - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 WWII - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 If you meet the eligibility dates listed above, you may complete an application for membership. Our Post requires a copy of your *DD-214 or Honorable Discharge for verification, and/or a copy of your Military ID if on active duty or retired.   Printable Legion Membership Application (mail or deliver)    *The IRS audit rules require that an American Legion Post maintain proof of eligibility of all its’ members. It is requested that all members provide Post 233 Adjutant with a copy of your DD-214. For active duty members who have no DD-214, provide a copy of your ID card. For those members who served before DD-214s were issued, provide a copy of your military record that shows your dates of service. All documents will be filed in a locked cabinet in the office. Should the Post be audited and not have proof of member eligibility, it will be a $1,000 fine each day until we can show proof on every member. The copy that you provide the Post may have your social security number redacted for security reasons. This notice shall be included in all newsletters from this month forward. [Chapter 76 Exempt Organizations Examination Guideline (IRM 4.76.26) rel. January 2011]    
AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY If you are the mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great grand-daughter, grandmother, of an eligible Legion veteran, living or deceased, or you yourself are a veteran.  Eligible Legion veterans that are living must also join the American Legion. If you meet the eligibility listed above you may complete an application form.
All male descendants, adopted sons and step sons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, and Persian Gulf, during the delimiting periods set forth Article IV Section 1 of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their Honorable Discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership.
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To become a Legion Rider member, one must first be eligible and join the Legion, Auxiliary or Sons.