This January 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Pvt. Arnold Alyea arrived safely in England recently, according to word received by his wife this week. Arnold, attached to an armored unit, works on maintenance of trucks, cars and other vehicles. He added that he was feeling fine but thought he could do better on a little home cooking.
The following July 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Arnold Alyea in France
Pvt. Arnold Alyea writes his wife, Thelma, that he is now in France where he is stationed with a mechanized group. Although he could not divulge any of his activities, he did say he was O.K. and sent home a few French coins.
The following July 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Sends German Airman's Wings to Wife
In a recent letter from her husband, Pvt. Arnold Alyea, Mrs. Thelma Alyea received a German airman's insignia, with a swastika under the wings, which Arnold clipped from German uniform. He didn't mention the condition of the enemy soldier, but Thelma said it didn't matter because the German would have no further use for his wings. Arnold is stationed in France with an armored unit, in the thick of the fighting.
This March 15, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Arnold Alyea, wrote his wife, Thelma, recently that he has been hospitalized with an infection in his left hand. Arnold, a member of a mechanized reconnaissance troop, has been on the German front for some time. He landed in France shortly after D-Day.
A July 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article found on page 2, column 1 listed several young servicemen who were home, among them, Pfc. Arnold Alyea, home from overseas.
Here is another article on the same page and column:
Pfc. Junior Alyea writes home to say he had a surprise visitor, his brother, Pfc. Arnold Alyea. The two spent the night together talking over nearly two years of local happenings. Pfc. Arnold arrived home Tuesday evening and is very happy to be back in the good old town of Lowell.
This August 2, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
With the 2nd Infantry Division in the European Assembly Area -- Pfc. Arnold H. Alyea, Lowell, who returned home last week, was recently processed at Camp Norfolk Assembly Area preparatory to return to the United States following overseas service in Europe.
A member of the Second Reconnaissance troop, Second Infantry Division, he had been overseas 18 months.
The Division, which went ashore on Omaha Beach, France, on D plus one, June 7, 1944, fought five major campaigns in France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia and won fame when it held its postion in the path of the Nazi's winter counter offensive and refused to be driven back.
Called the Indianhead Division because of its colorful shoulder patch, the Second had a major role in the Normandy breakthrough, accepted the surrender of Brest, took part in the encirclement of the Ruhr and was the first division to enter Leipzig.
The Second fought most of its campaigns with the First Army, which now has its headquarters at Fort Jackson, S.C.
This August 30, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
After spending a 30-day furlough here with his wife and his parents, the Harry Alyeas, Cpl. Arnold Alyea has returned to Camp Atterbury for further assignment.
This October 11, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Arnold Alyea underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital at Camp Swift, Texas, recently. Letters to his wife, Thelma, report that he is improving nicely.
This November 22, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Arnold Alyea, who returned to the States from the European theatre a few months ago, has received his discharge from the service, arriving home last Thursday. Arnold, who went into France on D-Day with his outfit, saw much active service.
The following article from an unknown source can be found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 1, page 23):
Arnold H. Alyea, age 71, passed away Mon., Oct. 17, 1983, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point. He is survived by two step-grandsons; one sister, Leisel Seramur of Muncie, and one brother, Harold Alyea of Ocala, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Oct 20 from Sheets Funeral Home in Lowell, with Rev. W. Lynn Henry officiating. Burial followed at Lowell Cemetery. Arnold Alyea was a World War II service veteran, a member of American Legion Post 101 in Lowell, a member of VFW Post 6841 of Lowell, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lowell. He was a retired employee of Globe Industries.