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Chester (Chet) E. Fleming,  West Virginia State Commander of Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS). 

VUMS REUNIONS
 
I have now attended the 2003 Reunion in Hampton, VA., the 2004 reunion in Branson, MO, the 2005 reunion in Dayton, OH, the 2006 reunion in Rock Island, IL, and the 2007 reunion in Chattanooga, TN.  My wife Nancy and I have had a great time visiting with and getting to know other VUMS and their wives from around the nation.  I highly recommend the VUMS Reunions.

The Veterans of Underage Military Service was incorporated in Maryland in 1991 by Allan Stover.  He obtained policy letters from all military branches of service stating clearly that underage veterans and military retirees have nothing to fear for having enlisted underage.  The IRS and U.S. Postal Service recognise VUMS as a nonprofit organization.  No officer or member receives any pay from the association.
 
VUMS is a unique association of individuals who, as patriotic youngsters, circumvented requiting requirements, altered various documents, and in some cases, lied in order to serve this great nation.
 
If you were one of that rare breed, a kid who enlisted underage, you should be very proud.  Join us and share that pride..  Whereas we once kept it a secret that we manipulated the system, we now strongly proclaim it a badge of honor to be an underage veteran.  If you want to join your underage buddies call toll-free at 1-888-653-8867 or contact us on the web at: www.oldvums.com 

Veterans of Underage Military Service have only one requirement for full membership:  U.S. military service under the age of 17, or under the age of 16 for Merchant Marine service during WW II, regardless of circumstances or duration of service.  Women veterans of WW II who served under age 20 are eligible.
 
If you meet this single requirement, please join us now.  Our members have experienced many of the same problems and joys as you did in the military at an age when most lids were still dreaming of high school proms.  Indeed, some of our members joined too young even to have attended high school!  Six of our members served at the age of 12,  while most were between the age of 13 and 16.
 
If you are a West Virginia Veteran of Underage Military service, feel free to contact me at Tel. No. 304 965-6004.