Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct & adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:
A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.
August 2, 1990 to date of cessation – Persian Gulf War / War on Terrorism
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 – Panama
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 – Lebanon / Grenada
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 – Vietnam War
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 – Korean War
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946  – WWII
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 – WWI

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