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American Legion Post 164, Katy TX

Join the American Legion Auxiliary

Requirements

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service.

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

Eligibility Dates

Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces between the following dates:

*August 2, 1990 to today (Desert Shield/Desert Storm/War on Terrorism)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Just Cause)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Granada)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of these dates plus have been honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

New Membership

  1. Print off and complete the American Legion Auxiliary Membership Application
  2. Obtain proof of your eligibility. Note: If the person who provides proof of your eligibility is a member of The American Legion, eligibility documentation is likely not necessary; however you do need to provide his or her American Legion Member ID number and Post information on your application. If the person who provides your eligibilty is deceased, acceptable eligibility documents include:
    1. DD-214 Discharge Papers (not issued until after the Korean War) - can be requested online by visiting www.archives.gov
    2. Official Military Orders
    3. Official Military Service Citations/Awards
    4. Letters related to the veteran's military service - must be on official government letterhead
    5. Certificate from the VA records in St. Louis
    6. Data from the back of older discharges
  3. Contact us at auxiliary@alaunit164katytx.org so you can submit your membership application, eligibility documentation and membership dues. We will get right back to you!