This January 27, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Eugene Ashton, son of the Ceylon Ashtons, instructor at anti-aircraft gunnery station, Pacific Beach, Calif., wishes to thank all his Lowell friends for writing to him. Although he is somewhat behind in answering all his mail, he enjoys very much hearing from his friends. Among the new-comers on the range in recent weeks, who have taken their instructions under Gene were Bob Hayden and Dorsey Ruley.
The following August 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Calls Parents from California
The Ceylon Ashtons were pleasantly surprised last week when their son, Gene, S 1/c, who had just come back to port from the south Pacific, phoned his parents. He said he was feeling fine and expects to go back to sea soon.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 28, 1946, issue (page 3, column 2):
Eugene H. Ashton, GM 3/c, and Merle C. Sutton, Cox. were discharged from the Navy last Saturday at Great Lakes.