The following April 11, 1968, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, columns 2-3:
Seaman Apprentice Randy G. Allman, USN, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Allman of Rt. 2, Cedar Lake, Ind., has been graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.
In the first weeks of his naval service he studied military subjects and lived and worked under conditions similar to those he will encounter on his first ship or at his first shore station.
In making the transition from civilian life to Naval service, he received instruction under veteran Navy petty officers. He studied seamanship, as well as survival techniques, military drill and other subjects.
The following August 29, 1968, Lowell Tribune article was fround on page 7, column 4:
Allman on Duty In Vietnam
Seaman Apprentice Randy G. Allman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Allman of Route 2, Cedar Lake, Ind., has reported for duty at the U.S. Naval Support Activity, Danang, Vietnam. The activity supports U. S. and Allied forces serving in the five northernmost provinces of South Vietnam by moving tons of cargo each month to the fighting men on the front line.