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Ladies Auxiliary Post 421 Eligibility

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Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • wife
  • mother
  • sister
  • daughter
  • granddaughter
  • great granddaughter
  • grandmother
  • great grandmother

of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras liisted in the table at right. Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.

Eligibility Dates

  • World War I - April 6, 1917  to  Nov. 11, 1918
  • World War II - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
  • U.S. Merchant Marines - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
  • Korean War - June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955
  • Vietnam War - Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon/Grenada - Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • Panama - Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990
  • Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror - Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation

Additional Considerations>

  1. A woman eligible for membership through a veteran who, now deceased,was not a member of The American Legion must submit the veterans DD214 record with her application to verify eligibility.
  2. If a request for membership is based on a family member who is living,that person must be a member of The American Legion.
  3. A woman veteran may join the American Legion Auxiliary without being a member of The American Legion if her dates of service fall within at least one of the categories above. If, however, her family members wish to join The American Legion, Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion through her service, she must first become a member of The American Legion.

DD214 Information

For a veterans service record contact:

National Military Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Phone: 866-272-6272