An article on page 2, column 3, of the February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune listed Pvt. Robert E. Brownell as going to Camp Toccoa, Ga., for his basic training.
This March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Transferred to S. Carolina Camp
Pvts. Seth McLellan and Robert Brownell, with the U.S. infantry, have been transferred from Camp Toccoa, Ga., to Ft. Jackson, S.C. They are six miles out from Columbia, the capital of the state. This is an older camp and the boys like it much better than Camp Toccoa.
An April 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 1) entitled "World War II Vets Installed in Lowell Legion" lists Robert E. Brownell, Infantry, as one of nine honorably discharged World War II soldiers and one WAVE who were installed at Lowell Post 101, American Legion.