Veterans of Foreign Wars Looking For Vietnam Veterans Who Were Under 16 Upon Inductionby Michael Patrick Brewer on Jun. 06, 2013, under Veterans Benefits
The VFW is on a mission to discover anyone who served in Vietnam who was under 16 years old. The only known person is a Marine from South Carolina named Dan Bullock. Should you have any pictures, letters or any documents to verify the veterans tender age, send them to Robert Widener, VFW Magazine, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. 816-969-1173. email, “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Touring my time in Vietnam, we encountered many soldiers and Marines who were 17, but none 16. Both the South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese Armies employed children of all ages, as did the Viet Cong. Of course, we all now know that it was tactical. Our boys just wanted to serve, as they have done since the inception of our nation.