Member Application, Membership Eligibility, Eligibility Dates

Effective Jan. 1, 2016
Membership Application

To download a form that will print black and white on 1 sheet of paper, that you can print and fill out, click:

Web Application Form
Web Application Form

Supporting Documents

Applicants may be requested to submit proof of eligibility with their application if their veteran is not a member of Melvin Roads. Such proof can vary, but a common document is the DD 214. It is issued by the U.S. government upon discharge from military service.

If you do not have a DD 214 here are some ways it can be obtained:

Request a DD 214 on-line

If you do not know the social security number, you may be able to obtain it on a death certificate.

You may also be able to obtain the DD 214 from the American Legion or the VFW Post where the veteran was a member.

You can bring the completed application to a meeting; give it to any
squadron officer; put it in our mailbox at the Post or mail it to the Post.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to all male desendants of veterans who served during
wartime (see dates below) and received an honorable discharge.

A Male Desendant includes: Son (biological or adopted), Grandson,
Greatgrandson (etc), step-son, step-grandson (etc). There is no age
requirement, many members are signed-up at birth and the oldest member
we know of is in his 70ies.

The Veteran can be the Father or the Mother.

The Veteran must be a member of the American Legion if they are alive
for their "sons" to be in the "SONS". If the veteran is deseased, but was in
the Legion or was eligible for the Legion, their "sons" can be in the "SONS".

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates
for Membership in The American Legion

(Note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if
their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in
The American Legion)

Persian Gulf . . . August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)

Panama . . . December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Lebanon/Grenada . . . August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

Vietnam Era . . . February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Korean War . . . June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

World War II . . . December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

World War I . . . April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

Contact for this page, Web Committee Chairman Kevin Harrington , updated Dec. 22, 2015.