The county commission of veteran affairs shall consist of either three or five persons, as determined by the board of supervisors, all of whom shall be honorably discharged persons who served in the military or naval forces of the United States in any war, including World War I at any time between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, both dates inclusive; World War II at any time between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive; the Korean Conflict at any time between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, both dates inclusive; the Vietnam Conflict at any time between December 22, 1961, and May 7, 1975, both dates inclusive; and the Persian Gulf Conflict at any time between August 2, 1990, and the date the president or the Congress of the United States declares a permanent cessation of hostilities, both dates inclusive. However, if Congress enacts a date different from August 2, 1990, as the beginning of the Persian Gulf Conflict for purposes of determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive military benefits as a veteran of the Persian Gulf Conflict, that date shall be substituted for August 2, 1990. If possible, each member of the commission shall be a veteran of a different war or conflict, so as to divide membership among the persons who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Persian Gulf Conflict; however, this qualification does not preclude membership to a veteran who served in more than one of the wars or conflicts.
[C97, § 431; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5387; C39, § 3828.053; C46, 50, 54, § 250.3; C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 250.3, 250.21; S81, § 250.3; 81 Acts, ch 33, § 3]
85 Acts, ch 67, §26; 88 Acts, ch 1082, §1; 91 Acts, ch 199, §1
C93, § 35B.3
94 Acts, ch 1007, §1
Referred to in § 35B.6, 331.321
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