Membership eligibility dates

Gulf War / War on Terrorism
August 2, 1990, to cessation of hostilities as
determined by the United States government

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Lebanon & Grenada
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

Vietnam War
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Korean War
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

World War II
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
(including the Merchant Marine)

World War I
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918


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