.39 Conflict Service Dates Definition
 
The Veterans Administration recognizes the following wartime conflict names and service dates:
 
Mexican Border Period
05/09/1916 - 04/05/1917 (for veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters)
World War I
04/06/1917 - 11/11/1918
04/06/1917 - 04/01/1920 (for veterans who served in Russia, extended through 07/01/1921 for veterans who had at least one day of service between 04/06/1917 and 11/11/1918)
World War II
12/07/1941 - 12/31/1946
Korean Conflict
06/27/1950 - 01/31/1955
Vietnam Era
08/05/1964 - 05/07/1975
02/28/1961 - 05/07/1975 (for veterans who served as an in-country military advisor)
Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm)
08/02/1990 - (date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)
Iraqi Conflict (Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom)
10/07/2001 - (date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)