This February 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. Paul Cottingham, who is serving Uncle Sam as a marine, recently wrote his wife that he is getting to like this branch of service more and more, and that following completion of his basic training, was trasferred to Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif., where he is now taking machine-gunning. He said the Marines are toughened by jumping 15 feet and continuous swimming. He sent best wishes to his friends here.
The following March 23, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. Paul E. Cottingham is home on a furlough from Camp Pendleton, Calif., visiting his wife and baby and relatives. He will return to camp Sunday.
The following August 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4 column 2:
A boy was born to Pfc. and Mrs. Paul E. Cottingham, last Thursday, Aug. 3.
An article in the next week's paper (page 5, column 3), however, listed the birthdate as Aug. 10.
The following August 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune information was found on page 7, column 2:
Mrs. Paul Cottingham received word last week that her husband had also arrived safely overseas, and that after landing had been promoted from private to private first class.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 29, 1945, issue (page 2, column 1):
Pfc. Paul E. Cottingham, husband of the former Mabel Koonce, has been wounded in action on Iwo Jima, according to a telegram from the war department. A letter from him to Mrs. Cottingham says that he has been hospitalized in a "non-combat zone" for some time and is recovering satisfactorily. He said he had been receiving excellent treatment since going to the hospital. As soon as he has recovered sufficiently to be moved, he will be brought back to the United States.
This July 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Paul Cottingham, stationed in the Pacific theatre, wrote his wife this week that [he] is getting along fine at an army hospital and enjoys read[ing] his Tribune. He also sent regards to all his Lowell friends.
This October 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
A letter received by Mrs. Paul Cottingham says her husband, Pfc. Paul Cottingham is on his way back to the States after serving more than a year in the South Pacific war theater.
This November 1, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Mrs. Paul E. Cottingham received word from her husband, Pfc. Paul Cottingham, that he will be home by Thanksgiving.
This November 22, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Paul Cottingham, who has been in the Pacific for some time, wrote his wife this week that he had been discharged and would be home soon.