Underage vets group to meet


Published Sep 21, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The Veterans Underage Military Service will have a reunion at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jake’s Diner, 2210 N.E. Highway 20, Bend. Any person who was underage while serving in any branch of the military, including the National Guard or Reserves, is invited to attend. For more information, contact Willie Paradise at 503-665-1739 or paradisewpp@juno.com

It is estimated that more than 250,000 children served in the military between World War II and the Korean War, some as young as 12. For more information on VUMS, visit www.oldvums.org.