It's been a long time since I last saw you on another board.
I'm confident none of the following will be news to you, but I thought I would post some information since I had not heard of the recently passed Legion Act.
I doubt that was the intent of the Act, but I would not be surprised to learn of a flood of applications submitted to the services for CRSC as a result.
Sense of Congress
"It is the sense of Congress that, in accordance with the history, tradition, and purposes of The American Legion, it is fair, proper, and reasonable that the privilege of membership in The American Legion should be extended to all military personnel who served on active military duty during all of the unrecognized war eras involving active United States military personnel."
Basically, the Legion Act was intended to open the doors for additional American Legion membership and recognize the contributions of those who served during the Cold War and other eras. I think that is a good outcome.
"The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.
The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible." LINK <----
I tend to agree, but in making special legislation in a hurry so the Legion can boost it’s sagging membership rolls, it sure would be funny if some CH61s benefitted since the Legion does not support us.