The following November 15, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
Recent navy enlistees include Jack Haefker of Hanover Township, and Jim Casten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Casten of Sandy Beach, Cedar Lake. Both popular boys graduated from Lowell high school last spring. Jim starred in both plays staged by his class and was a favorite athlete. The boys left November 1st and are receiving recruit training at Great Lakes. Jim's address follow: James A. Casten AR4610158, Co. 890, 1101 WL 103rd Bat., Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.