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ERA of Service DATES Requirement for Veteran Status WWI 6-Apr-1917 11-Nov-1918 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. PEACETIME 12-Nov-1918 15-Sep-1940 180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. WWII (Merchant Marine: 7-Dec-1941 through 31-Dec-1946) 16-Sep-1940 25-Jul-1947 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. PEACETIME 26-Jul-1947 24-Jun-1950 180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. KOREA 25-Jun-1950 31-Jan-1955 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. Korean Defense Service Medal 28-Jul-1954 (to be determined later) 90 days of active duty service, last discharge under honorable conditions and the Korean Defense Service Medal VIETNAM I 1-Feb-1955 4-Aug-1964 180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. VIETNAM II 5-Aug-1964 7-May-1975 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. PEACETIME 8-May-1975 1-Aug-1990 180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. Lebanon Campaign * 25-Aug-1982 (to be determined later) 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. Grenada Campaign * 25-Oct-1983 15-Dec-1983 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. Panama Campaign * 20-Dec-1989 31-Jan-1990 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions. PERSIAN GULF 2-Aug-1990 (to be determined later) 90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

Wartime Chart for Defining Massachusetts Veterans

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