The following March 11, 1920, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Lowell Boy Honored
Bernie Beckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Beckman of Lowell, and who is serving in the U.S. army, had been appointed the permanent auto driver for General Pershing. His headquarters will be at Washington. Bernie was selected as driver out of 400 men and it is a big honor to be the driver for General Pershing and another honor to receive the appointment out of that large number of men, probably many of them having served longer in the army than he has. We congratulate Bernie on his appointment.
This August 4, 1921, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 5, column 3:
Bernard Beckman, Jr., who has been in the army for the past two years, arrived home last Wednesday evening. He had received his honorable discharge. Bernard has been stationed at Washington, D.C., for quite a while where [he] has been the driver of General Pershing's car.
This April 29, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 5:
A gala day was spent at the home of the B. T. Beckmans last Sunday. They received an early morning telegram from their son, Chief Boatswain Mate Bernard Beckman, stationed at Portsmouth Va., a cable from their son, Sgt. Vincent Beckman, with the U. S. forces in Australia, and a telegram from Ensign Doris Smith of New York, a friend of the family. Guests in the Beckman home for the day numbered 36 family members.
This February 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Sgt. Vincent Beckman, who has been stationed at Long Island, N.Y. for several weeks, has been transferred to Langley Field, Va., where he will take further training. He is only a short distance from Newport News, Va., where his brother Chief Boatswain Bernard Beckman, Jr., is stationed and the boys got together for a visit a few days ago. One of the events on their program was a long distance call to their parents, the B.T. Beckmans, which all the family enjoyed very much.
The following December 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
A happy home-coming was enjoyed at the home of the B.T. Beckmans Sunday when all their children and families, including Lt. B.J. Beckman and Sgt. Vincent Beckman, in the service, were able to be present. Miss Irene Beckman of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was also present. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bailey, old friends of the family. A sumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings was served to the forty-five present.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 15, 1945, issue (page 5, column 3):
Mr. and Mrs. George Beckman are spending two weeks at Portsmouth, Va., with his brother, Bernard, who is stationed there with the U.S. coastguard. They made the trip by plane to Washington, D.C.
This July 12, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Lt. Bernard J. Beckmann stopped for a short visit with his parents, the B.T. Beckmanns, on his way back from the west coast, where he has been on a business trip.