What are the dates for each wartime period?

  • 7 August 2023

As specified in law, the US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes these war periods:

  • World War I
    April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  • World War II
    December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Korean War
    June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War ** Additional dates of eligibility may apply. Please¬†contact our office.
    August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
  • Gulf War
    August 2, 1990 to present
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