Post 38 - Pulaski County, Kentucky



If you meet the eligibility requirements and want to become a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 38, please stop by the Post to complete an application. Or you can download & print the application , complete it and mail with a copy of DD-214 with your check made out to Americal Legion Post 38, 500 Enterprise Dr., Somerset, KY 42501 

You must have a copy of DD-214 of the American Legion member or deceased veteran you qualify under.  Yearly membership dues is $30. 


Eligibility Requirements

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of  The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.  There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Now that the Legion Act has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two:

April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918 (WWI) or

served after  Dec. 7, 1941  (until a time later determined by the federal government) 



A new law called the Legion Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) was recently passed and signed by President Trump on July 30, 2019.  Effective immediately.

The Legion Act also opens the doors for spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded, meaning military veterans who served in what were previously considered periods of peacetime between wars are now eligible for membership.  

New membership applications are being revised because of the passing of the Legion Act.  Continuing using the one attached, and just write on it LEGION ACT in the section where it indicates the dates of eligibility.

Any questions about eligibility, contact the Post 606-678-9808