A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) mentioned that Dwight Childers of Lowell, having completed his seven days' furlough following induction, was leaving for Ft. Benjamin Harrison that week.
A February 4, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) listed Dwight W. Childers as having basic training at Wolters, Texas. (Note that his middle initial is "O" in most of the other articles.)
This March 4, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Infantry Replacement Training in Texas
Pvt. Dwight O. Childers and Pvt. Marvin E. Fleener, have arrived at Camp Wolters, Texas, at the infantry replacement training center to begin basic training as infantrymen. They have been assigned to a battalion stressing rifle training.
The following March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Wins Marksmanship Medal
Pvt. Dwight Childers, stationed at Camp Wolters, Texas, is proud indeed of the medal he received a short time ago for marksmanship. He also received a special gift from his superior officer.
The following Sept. 14, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4 column 2:
Pvt. Dwight O. Childers of Lowell, has been promoted to the rank of Technician 5th Grade at Dallas, Texas, where he is serving with headquarters, 8th Service Command according to an announcement from command headquarters.
T/5 Childers, who is the son of Milford B. Childers, Lowell, entered the army in Jan., 1943. He is a graduate of Lowell high school.