The following was found in the February 18, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
A letter from Corp. Vincent Beckman states that he is kept rather busy and likes the hospitality of the people there. They try to make it as pleasant as possible for all the boys, and in fact, he says they really adopt you.
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 June 22, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Sgt. Vincent Beckman, stationed at Langley Field, Va., arrived home Saturday for a 15-day furlough with his parents, the B.T. Beckmans. His brother, Leo, of Cedar Lake, had been visiting their brother, Bernard and family at Washington, D.C., and Vint came home with him.
The following December 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 1:
Returned to Camp
Sgt. Vincent Beckman, son of the B.T. Beckmans, who has been home the past week, returned to Manchester, Mass., headquarters of the recruiting office. "Vint's" duties with the recruiting service keep him constantly on the go in various parts of the country.
Another article on page 5, column 4 of the same issue of the paper added the following:
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 May 17, 1945, issue (page 8, column 2):
SGT. VINCENT BECKMANN TO WED PORTSMOUTH, VA. GIRL
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Murdock of Portsmouth, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth J. Murdock, to Sgt. Vincent D. Beckmann, USAAF son of Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Beckmann of Lowell.
Miss Murdock attended Portsmouth high school and has been employed at the Portsmouth navy yard the past two years. Sgt. Beckmann, who had been stationed at Portsmouth WAC recruiting office the past seven months, recently rejoined the army air force and now is on duty in South Carolina. He previously had seen overseas duty in the Southwest Pacific theater.
This July 12, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Sgt. Vincent D. Beckmann, who is stationed at Homestead, Fla., had the misfortune to drop something on one of his feet, breaking all five toes and two bones in his foot. He expects to be in the hospital about two months.
This November 1, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 3:
Sgt. Vincent Beckmann, who has been stationed at Homestead, Fla., for some time, arrived home Saturday, having been given his honorable discharge. Vint saw much overseas service.