Periods of War Defined
NDCC 37-01-40 defines periods of war as...
3. Period of service dates for a wartime veteran begins with the date of any declaration of war by the Congress of the United States or presidential proclamation beginning hostilities or the beginning of an emergency condition recognized by the issuance of a presidential proclamation or a presidential executive order and in which the armed forces expeditionary medal or other campaign service medals are awarded according to presidential executive order and ending on a date prescribed by presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress of the United States and dates determined by the United States Department of Defense.
4. Current uniform period of service dates for periods of armed conflict include:
a. The period beginning December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, known as World War II;
b. The period beginning June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955, known as the Korean War;
c. The period beginning August 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975, known as the Vietnam War;
d. The period beginning August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, known as the Gulf War; and
e. The period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on a date prescribed by presidential proclamation or by Congress as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, whichever occurs later.
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