Hey - Veterans!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by freeandfun1, Jul 9, 2004.

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Which is the best group to join?

  1. Veterans of Foreign Wars

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  2. American Legion

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  1. freeandfun1
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    Just wondering (as I get older and older ;) ) which is better? I always viewed the VFW as being a little better than the Legion. Being a GW 1 Vet, I can join the VFW, but I am afraid I would be outta place with all the Vietnam Vets around. Our little 100 hour ground war ain't crappola compared to what those guys went through..... kinda makes you feel a bit outta place......
     
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    Let's try this again.....
     
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    I don't know that I would be eligible for VFW since I never fought in a war, and I don't have experience with either. Sorry.
     
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    You should do what you want free. I don't know a whole lot about these things,but My stepgrandpa was in the Marines during WW2(never went to active duty),but he and my granny used to go to the VFW. Your a vet and served our country. Your service is just as important as anyone elses.



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    Anyone who's done a stint in Korea is VFW-eligable... :)
     
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    Is that right? I've tried to join both organizations and was told that becasue I never saw combat, I was not eligilbe. I cam in at the end of Viet Nam and left just prior to the Gulf War. I did two tours in the ROK in between.
     
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    Korea does not qualify one for VFW. All veterans are eligible for the American Legion though....
     
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    hmmm...you sure 'bout that?

    Their app gave times of service for eligibility and they all coincidentally covered war time periods. I'll have to check again.
     
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    war time service is the key. korea has not been considered a war zone since, i believe, something like 1970 or 1972. not sure, but has been quite some time now.
     
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    Yes it's right. :) Somebody lied to you, bro...I think I joined VFW already...One tour in ROK = Tour in a combat zone, as there has never been a treaty.

    Here's a snippit from the eligiabilty guide: http://www.vfw.org/pdf/eligibility.pdf
     

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