The following January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Here for Week-End
Pvt. Lamoin Brumbaugh, stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, visited his parents and family over Sunday, returning Sunday night.
This January 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Mrs. Lucile Alger received "V" mail letters from Cpl. La Moin Brumbaugh, who is in England, and from her nephews, Sgt. Orial Burnell, stationed in England, and Ralph Burnell, Petty Officer 1/c, somewhere in the Pacific.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the July 19, 1945, issue (page 2, column 2):
A Ninth Air Force Reconnaissance Base, Germany -- Sgt. LaMoin D. Brumbaugh, Lowell, Ind., is a member of the 9th air force "spy unit"--the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group--which operated as the eyes of the First U.S. Army. The 67th provided more than 5,000,000 aerial photographs for tactical planning purposes during the campaign of liberation. With other members of his organization, Brumbaugh wears the Distinguished Unit Badge and six batttle participation stars.
The following August 31, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Writes from France
A letter received by Rev. and Mrs. Roy Brumbaugh from their son, Lamoin Brumbaugh, who is with the reconnaissance department of the air corps says he has really been kept busy since the invasion of France started several weeks ago. He said his outfit took 600 feet of film in one day recently. Lamoin was with his outfit at St. Lo, where heavy fighting occurred, and added that there wasn't much left of the city. He was O.K. when he wrote.
This September 20, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, columns 1-2:
Assembly Area, France -- Headquarters Squadron of the 67th Reconnaissance group is now being processed for deployment to the U.S. from Camp Detroit, near Laon in northeastern France.
Under the command of Col. Russell A. Berg, 4624 N. Winchester, Chicago, the 67th group was the first tactical "Airspionage" outfit to operate in Europe. During six major campaigns the group flew more than 6,000 successful combat missions, won a Distinguished Unit Citation for performance of a vital photo assignment associated with D-Day preparations.
One of the first air force units to reach France, the group operated as "the eyes of the First Army" until Gen. Hodges' forces cut through the remnants of the Wehrmacht to link up with the Russians.
S/Sgt. Lamoin Brumbaugh, Lowell, son of the Roy Brumboughs, is a member of the headquarters squadron.
This September 27, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
S/Sgt. Lamoin Brumbaugh arrived in the states last Wednesday after serving 2 1/2 years overseas with the 67th Rcn. group. He will be home the last of this week, as soon as he receives his discharge from the air corps at Camp Atterbury.
This December 27, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
MISS DORIS WASON WEDS LaMOIN BRUMBAUGH
On December 22 at four o'clock, Miss Doris Wason became the bride of LaMoin Brumbaugh in a charming candlelight ceremony at the Lake Prairie Presbyterian church. The bride is the daughter of H. Boyd Wason of Lowell, and the bridegroom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Roy Brumbaugh also of Lowell. The marriage was performed by the bridegroom's father.
The attendants were Mrs. Roy Butler of Chicago, sister of the bride, and Harold Weise, of Crown Point. The bride wore a shell pink crepe dress with navy blue accessories. She had a corsage of white baby chrysanthemums. The matron of honor wore a powder blue wool dress with black accessories and had a pink carnation corsage. Mrs. Ro Brumbaugh wore navy blue with a corsage of pink carnations.
Before the ceremony, Mrs. Edmund Klemm, accompanied by Mrs. John Keithley, sang "I Love Thee" by Grieg, and "Through the Years."
A small reception was held at the Wason home following the ceremony.
Mr. Brumbaugh is recently discharged from the service after spending almost three years overseas with the Army Air Force. Mrs. Brumbaugh is a graduate of Michigan State College, where she was affiliated with the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
The following article from an unidentified newspaper was found in Town
Historian Richard Schmal's obituary collection:
Lamoin D. Brumbaugh, 75, a longtime resident of Cedar Lake, passed away
Tuesday, July 22, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Doris; three sons,
David (Deborah) Brumbaugh and Robert (Linda) Brumbaugh all of Cedar Lake
and Richard Brumbaugh of Rensselaer; six grandchildren: Tonya Neta
Garcia, Dawn, Renee, Ryan, Melanie and Richard; one great grandchild,
Justin Garcia; three sisters, Marguerite Dahl, Bonnie (John) Swedberg
and Gertrude Sullivan, all of Lowell; four brothers, Roy (Doris
Brumbaugh of Lowell, Charles (Arlene) Brumbaugh of Cedar Lake, Leonard
(Barbara) Brumbaugh of Princeton, IL, and John (Leah) Brumbaugh of Crown
Friends may call at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave., (129th
Ave. & Rt. 41), Cedar Lake, IN, on Thursday, July 24, 1997, from 7 to 9
p.m. The American Legion Post 261 of Cedar Lake will conduct a service
at 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 8:15 p.m. with Pastor Bruce
Bigelow of the Lake Hills Baptist Church officiating. At Mr.
Brumbaugh's request, his remains were donated to the University of
Chicago Medical School for Scientific Study.
Mr. Brumbaugh, prior to his retirement, owned and operated Cedar Lake
Lumber in Cedar Lake. A veteran, he served with the 9th Air Force
during World War II.