An article in the March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune (page 2, column 3) listed Theo. W. Black of Lowell as having returned to the induction center at Ft. Benjamin to be assigned to a basic training camp.
The following article was found in the April 1, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
A card from the Public Relations office at Ft. Benjamin Harrison informs us that Pvt. Theo. Black, who left for army service last week, has been sent to Ft. Monmouth, N. J., for his basic training.
This April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 2:
Blacks Receive Word from Sons
The Louis Blacks have received letters from their three sons, who are serving Uncle Sam in the armed forces. Theodore, the third son to enter service, writes that he has been sent to Ft. Monmouth, N.J. for his basic training. Their eldest son, Thomas, is to receive his Second Lieutenant's rating this week at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Charles, the first of the three sons to enter the service, is a warrant officer and is stationed with his outfit in North Africa.
This June 8, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. Theodore Black of Camp Howzie, Texas, has been here enjoying a 7-day furlough with his parents, the Louie Blacks.
This November 11, 1948, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 2:
Word received by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Black last night informed them that the remains of their son, Pvt. Theo. Black, were on their way home from overseas. No further word was received than this.
This December 16, 1948, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
REMAINS OF PFC. THEO. BLACK TO ARRIVE TOMORROW
The remains of Pfc. Theo. Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Black, who was killed in action in the Battle for St. Vith, will arrive here tomorrow, Friday.
The following December 23, 1948, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, columns 1-2:
REBURIAL SERVICES HELD FOR PVT. THEO W. BLACK
Reburial services were held last Sunday for Pvt. Theo Warren Black, 21, son of the Louie Blacks, Lowell, who was killed in action in France on Nov. 29, 1944, in the battle for St. Vith.
Pvt. Black, a graduate of Lowell high school with the class ot 1943, was inducted into the army March 9, 1943. He received training in the Signal Corps, then transferred to the Aviation Cadets, graduating from Navigators school at Bucknell university. In April, 1944, he was transferred to the infantry and on Oct. 21st, 1944, was sent overseas.
Surviving in addition to the parents are: five brothers, Thomas, Eugene, John, Robert and Charles, and a sister, Gladys.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Lowell Methodist church, in charge of Sheets Funeral Home, Rev. E.L. Worley, officiating. Military services were in charge of Lowell Post 101, American Legion.
This paragraph appeared in a Lowell Tribune obiturary on Mrs. Louie Black (January 13, 1949, page 2, column 3):
Reburial services were held here just last month for the Blacks' son, Pvt. Theo Black, who lost his life in France in 1944.
NOTE -- Theo W. Black was buried in row C55 of the Lowell Memorial Cemetery. Dates copied from his headstone are Aug. 1, 1923-Nov. 29, 1944, along with the words Indiana Pvt 410 Inf 103 Div WWII.
Zach Zigler, Historian for the 103d Infantry Division of WWII, sent a photo of the 103rd Division Monument, adding, "On Veterans Day, 2006, the 103d Division Assoc. dedicated a monument to the 847 Battle Dead of the 103d Division. In a semi-circle around the 14-foot monument are five 'Battle Death Tablets.' Tablet #1 honors the name and service of "Black, Theo W."