Veterans of Underage Military Service
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.: V U M S Book Pro
On Sale: September 1, 2002
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The stories in Volume II cover a time span of over a half
century of our country’s history, from 1917 to 1969. The
first two are by centenarians who enlisted in the U. S. Army
in 1917 at the age of 16. Both served in France during World
War I. The last story is by a Vietnam veteran who joined the
U.S. Marine Corps at age 16 in 1969. Most of the
contributors served during World War II and the Korean War.
One joined the Marines at age 14 in 1942 and earned the
Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima , just five days after his 17th
birthday. Several contributors are survivors of the Bataan
Death March, and one tells of his years of incarceration in
Stalag 17, the infamous German prison camp.
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