The American Legion
Riddle-Hutcheson Post 77
Constitutional Eligibility Requirements for membership in The American Legion
Any person is eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods:
All date are inclusive ... provided, however, that military service must have been terminated by honorable discharge, or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of the listed periods; provided, further, that no person is entitled to membership who, being in military service during any of the above periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject them self to military discipline or unqualified service.
Constitution requirements with reference to allied armies
Any person is eligible for membership in The American Legion who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of the listed periods ... provided, however, military service was terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of said periods, Only full U.S. citizenship prior to service with an allied army entitles one to membership. The attainment of U.S. citizenship subsequent to such service does not fulfill the requirement.,