Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 4985 Dalton GA 30720

618 Veteran's Drive
Dalton GA 30720

706.278.7401

 

 

Membership requirements
If you can wear one or more of the following ribbons,
you may be eligible to join the VFW.

Periods of VFW membership eligibility for overseas service are listed below.


World War I Victory
Army 6 April 1917 1 Apr 1920; (with Battle/Service clasp Navy)
6 April 1917 30 Mar 1920 (including Siberia and European Russia)

Army Occupation of Germany
Army 12 Nov. 1918 11 July 1923
Second Nicaraguan Campaign
Navy 27 Aug. 1926 2 Jan. 1933
Yangtze Service
Navy 3 Sept. 1926 21 Oct. 1927;
1 Mar. 1930 31 Dec. 1932
China Service Navy
7 July 1937 7 Sep. 1939; 2 Sept. 1945 1 April 1957


American Defense Service
Army-Navy 8 Sep. 1939 7 Dec.1941 (with foreign service clasp)

American Campaign
Army-Navy 7 Dec. 1941 2 Mar.1946
(30 consecutive days or 60 days non-consecutive duty
outside continental limits of United States)

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
Army-Navy 7 Dec. 1941 2 Mar. 1946

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
Army-Navy 7 Dec. 1941 8 Nov. 1945

Army of Occupation
Italy
9 May 1945 15 Sept. 1947
(30 consecutive days)
Occupation of Germany
(except West Berlin)
9 May 1945 5 May 1955
Occupation of Germany
(West Berlin)
9 May 1945 2 Oct. 1990
Austria
9 May 1945 27 July 1955
Korea
3 Sept.1945 29 June 1949
Japan
3 Sept.1945 27 April 1952
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Italy
8 May 1945 15 Dec. 1947
Trieste
8 May 1945 26 Oct. 1954
Germany (except West Berlin)
8 May 1945 5 May 1955
Austria
8 May 1945 25 Oct 1955
Asiatic Pacific
2 Sept. 1945 27 Apr 1952


Korean Service Medal
Army, Navy, Air Force
27 June 1950 27 Jul 1954

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Berlin
14 Aug. 1961 1 June 1963
Lebanon
1 July 1958 1 Nov. 1958
Quemoy and Matsu Islands
23 Aug. 1958 1 June 1963
Taiwan Straits
23 Aug. 1958 1 Jan. 1959
Congo
14 July 1960 1 Sep. 1962; 23
Nov. 1964 27 Nov.1964
Laos
19 Apr. 1961 7 Oct. 1962
Vietnam
1 July 1958 3 July 1965
Cuba
24 Oct. 1962 1 June 1963
Dominican Republic
28 Apr. 1965 21 Sep.1966
Korea
1 Oct. 1966 30 June 1974
Cambodia
29 Mar.1973 15 Aug. 1973
Thailand
29 Mar.1973 15 Aug. 1873
(direct support Cambodia Operations)
Evacuation of Cambodia
11-13 April 1975
Evacuation of Vietnam
29-30 April 1975
Mayaguez Operation
15 May 1975
Grenada Operation
23 Oct. 1983 21 Nov.1983
Lebanon
6 June 1983 1 Dec. 1987
Libyan Operation-El Dorado Canyon
12-17 April 1986
Persian Gulf- Earnest Will
24 July 1987 2 Aug.1990
Panama - Just Cause
20 Dec. 1989 31 Jan.1990
Somalia - Restore Hope
5 Dec. 1992 Indeterminate
Haiti - Uphold Democracy
16 Sep. 1994 Indeterminate

Bosnia - Peace Keeping Force
- dates not determined


Marine Corps and Navy Corps Expeditionary Medal

Thailand Military Operation
16 May 1962 10 Aug. 1962
Cuban Military Operation
3 Jan.1961 23 Oct. 1962
Iranian, Yemen/Indian Ocean
8 Dec. 1978 6 June 1979; 21 Nov. 1979 20 Oct. 1981
Lebanon
20 Aug. 1982 31 Dec. 1983
Libyan Expedition
20 Jan. 1986 27 June 1986
Persian Gulf
1 Feb. 1987 23 July 1987


Vietnam Service Medal
4 July 1965 28 Mar. 1973

Southwest Asia Service Medal
(Desert Shield/Desert Storm)
2 Aug 1990 Indeterminate Combat areas of operation only

Personnel in support units serving in Israel
17 Jan. 1991 Indeterminate; Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Jordan
Combat Action Ribbon
1 Mar. 1961 Indeterminate
Combat Infantry Badge
6 Dec. 1941 Indeterminate
Combat Medical Badge -
6 Dec. 1941 Indeterminate


Service on the Korean Peninsula,
or in its territorial waters for thirty (30) consecutive or
sixty (60) non- consecutive days from
30 June 1949, to a date indeterminate
(Overseas Service Ribbon).

Service in Bosnia Peacekeeping Force.
(Armed Forces Service- Bosnia) (dates not determined)

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