VUMSVeterans of Underage Military Service
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It seems, says Ray Jackson, a member of VUMS and coauthor of America's Youngest Warriors, "like these guys were just rushing the cadence from day one.
A study of VUMS members shows that underage enlistments remained high in the first three years after V-J Day.
"A lot of times," says a VUMS member, who prefers not to be identified, "they were hungry.
Jackson notes that only a handful of VUMS members enlisted after 1960, the last one in 1979.
A total of 2,402 underage veterans have been entered on the rolls since VUMS was formed.