American Legion Pony Express Post 359

If you've served active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during any time after December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged OR are still on active duty -- you are eligible for membership in



To be eligible for The American Legion, a man or woman must have served at least one day of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during any time after December 7, 1941.

The following are the Service Eras set by Congress and The American Legion:

Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of active duty service in one or another of the aforementioned eligibility eras. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge (DD Form 214).

Here is how to join:

  1. Print a copy of the application form below.
  2. Complete all areas of the application and sign it.
  3. Place the application and your preferred method of payment: Personal Check, Money Order or Cashiers Check for $40.00 in an envelope. DO NOT SEND CASH. Also include a copy of your DD Form 214 or other proof of military service. DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, ONLY A COPY.
  4. Mail the items to the address listed below.

You'll receive a membership card in the mail within two to seven business days. It will contain your Legion membership card, and literature outlining the benefits of being a Legionnaire. In addition you will also receive a monthly pre-paid subscription to The American Legion magazine. It's a very comprehensive, non-censored, non-biased publication devoted entirely to Veterans issues, benefits, American Legion activities, Capitol Hill Legislation issues, American Legion National Headquarters articles, and a great deal more. You'll also receive free The Missouri Legionnaire, the official publication of The American Legion Department of Missouri, giving you information on issues important to all Missouri Legionnaires.

Membership Application
Click Here To View The Membership Application

Mail this completed application to:

American Legion Pony Express Post 359
Attn: Membership
306 Cherokee Street
St. Joseph, MO 64504

Please complete the appropriate entries:

Name:____________________________________________ Phone:(____)______-_______

Mailing Address:_____________________________________ Date:___________________

City:___________________________________ State________ Zip:_________-__________

My annual dues: $40.00 Paid by: ____Personal Check ____Money Order ____Cashiers Check

Eligibility Dates:

___ August 2, 1990 - Open Persian Gulf War
___ Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990 Panama
___ Aug. 24, 1982 - Jul. 31, 1984 Grenada/Lebanon
___ Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 Vietnam War
___ June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955 Korean War
___ Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946 World War II
___ Apr. 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918 World War I

Branch Of Service:

___ U.S. Army
___ U.S. Navy
___ U.S. Air Force
___ U.S. Marines
___ U.S. Coast Guard
___ Merchant Marines [Only Eligibility 12/7/41 to 8/15/45]

I certify by my enclosed copy of my DD Form 214 or other proof of military service that I have served at least one day of active military service since December 7, 1941 and was honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

Signature of Applicant

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