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Approved Periods of War

 

Dates of War and Other Recognized Military Campaigns and Operations

Effective October 1, 2003 Grand List 
 

Spanish-American War                                        April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1902

Spanish-American War – Moro Province                April 21, 1898 to July 15, 1903 1

Mexican Border Period                                         March 10, 1916 to April 6, 1917

World War I                                                         April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

World War I – Russia                                           April 6, 1917 to April 1, 1920 2
World War II                                                        December 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 19463

Korean Conflict                                                    June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era                                                        February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975

Lebanon                                                              July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958

                                                                                                    Or

                                                                          September 29, 1982 to March 30, 19844
Invasion of Grenada                                              October 25, 1983 to Dec. 15, 19834
Operation Ernest Will                                           February 1, 1987 to July 23, 19874
Invasion of Panama                                              Dec. 20 1989 to January 31, 19904
Persian Gulf War                                                 After August 2, 19905
 
1The Spanish American War includes the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and service in the Moro Province, for which the ending date is eleven days later than the ending date for the Spanish American War
2The-ending date for service in Russia by a person serving with the United States military forces during World War I differs from the ending date for all service during that war in all other arenas
3Pursuant to §12-86, twelve o’clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption
4A person must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (i.e. the Invasions of Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption.  A person must also have served in a combat or combat support role in Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in order to qualify for an exemption.  An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to such individuals.
5Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role
 
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