AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to women who have direct personal connection with service in World Wars I and II, and the Korean or Vietnam War, or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf War.

Becoming a Member of Auxiliary Unit 281

 

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to women who have direct personal connection with service in World Wars I and II, and the Korean or Vietnam War, or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf War.

 

If you can answer “yes” to one of the following questions,
then you are eligible for membership:
1.  Are you the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, or grandmother of a current member of The American Legion?
2.  Are you a female veteran who served during any of the conflicts listed below? 
3.  Are you currently a female member of The American Legion? 
4. Are you the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, or grandmother of a deceased veteran who served 
during any of the conflicts listed below? (Eligibility applies also to step-relatives.)
Eligibility Dates (Periods of War) Include:
World War I April 6, 1917 — Nov. 11, 1918
World War II Dec. 7, 1941 — Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War June 25, 1950 — Jan. 31, 1955
Vietnam War Feb. 28, 1961 — May 7, 1975
Lebanon/ Grenada Aug. 24, 1982 — July 31, 1984
Operation Just Cause (Panama) Dec. 20, 1989 — Jan. 31, 1990
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Aug. 2, 1990 — Today (This includes Iraq and Afhganistan)

 

American Legion Auxiliary membership applications are available through any officer of Unit 281 or may be obtained at the Post.

Please note: If you are not a current member or the relative of a current member of The American Legion, you will need to provide a copy of your relative's (or your own) discharge papers.

 

To obtain military records of veterans (DD214/discharge papers), you will need to contact the National Archives & Records Administration. NARA maintains records from all branches of the military on individuals who are discharged, retired, or deceased.

If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order copies of military records electronically. All others must use Standard Form 180 or request the information in a letter. Standard Form 180 is available also as a PDF file on the NARA website. The NARA site provides complete information on information required to process your request.

Or write directly to the: 
     National Military Personnel Records Center 
     9700 Page Blvd. 
     St. Louis, MO 63132 
     (800) 801-0800

 

 

 

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