This January 7, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
The Orville Hales have received a letter from their son, Pvt. Milford Hale telling that his outfit is all packed and waiting orders to ship to some destination which he does not know. Milford is in the medical corps at Camp Rucker, Ala.
The following March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Arrives Safely Overseas
Cpl. Milford Hale writes his parents, the Orville Hales, that his outfit has landed safely overseas, the exact location not being known. Milford is in the medical corps and is serving with a hospital unit.
The following April 15, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 6, column 3:
Writes from North Africa
A card received by the Orville Hales informs them of the safe arrival of their son, Cpl. Milford Hale with his outfit in North Africa. Milford, who is in the medical corps, says they are getting their hospital unit set up and their camp in order. He adds that the country where they are located is very nice and the people are very sociable.
This January 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Mrs. Mae Williams recently received letters from her son, S/Sgt. Richard Williams, stationed in China and from Sgt. Milford Hale, stationed with the medical corps in North Africa. Both boys are well and getting along fine.
This April 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, column 2:
Letters received by the Orville Hales and John Einspahrs, from their son and nephew, Sgt. Milford Hale, stationed with the U.S. medical corps in Corsica, informs them that the weather is still very cool there, and that most of the residents there engage in farming, only on a much smaller scale than here. He added that he is kept very busy, but enjoys his work very much.
The following article was found in the May 18, 1944, Lowell Tribune on page 3, column 1:
On the Island of Corsica
A letter received last week by the Orville Hales, from their son, Sgt. Milford Hale, says that he is getting along fine at his present location, the island of Corsica. Milford said they are kept very busy most of the time, and on his days off, visits acquaintances he has made in the town nearby, which helps pass the time away for him.
This July 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 4, column 1:
Inspection Day in Corsica
"Very busy getting ready for inspection day soon to come," Sgt. Milford Hale, who is with the medical corps in Corsica, writes his parents, the Orville Hales. He said it requires a lot of work to keep their outfit the crack unit that they are in that battle sector. They are very close to the front lines most of the time.
The following October 19, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4 column 2:
Now In France
A letter received by the Orville Hales, informs them their son, Sgt. Milford Hale, is now in southern France with the medical corps. He had been with his outfit in Corsica since leaving the African war zone.
Pvt. Donald Fuller writes his mother that he is also stationed in France.
Both boys were feeling well when they wrote.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the May 3, 1945, issue (page 6, columns 4-5):
The Orville Hales have received letters the past week from their two sons, S/Sgt. Milford, with the medical corps in France, and Pvt. Floyd, who is taking his basic training in the infantry at Camp Croft, S.C.
Milford, who has been overseas nearly two years, writes that they are having it a little easier now that the battle was going on a little farther away from their base hospital. He also said that they had a number of German prisoners who do much of the cleaning they formerly had to do themselves, making it easier on him and his buddies. He said you couldn't feel too sorry for the "poor" Jerries, because most of the ones with whom he had contact were of the radical type and didn't deserve any sympathy whatever.
Floyd writes that he is busy with his basic training and doesn't have much time to do anyuthing else. He had been to Spartansburg, near the camp, once, and reported it was a very nice town.
Both boys were well when they wrote.
This June 21, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Cards received by his parents, the Orville Hales, and his aunt, Mrs. Nellie Einspahr, from Sgt. Milford Hale, who is with the medical corps, says they were leaving France and were on their way to the south Pacific for duty against the Japs. Milford said it was thought it would take them nearly two months to reach their destination, so they would have a little time to rest anyway.
This October 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Letters received by the Orville Hales from their sons, Sgt. Milford and Pvt. Floyd, inform them that both are well. Milford, with the medical corps during the European campaign, now is with his outfit at Okinawa, and Floyd was on the high seas with his infantry oufit when he wrote, saying it looked to him like they were headed for China.
This October 25, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
The Orville Hales were much relieved Monday when they received letters from their two sons, Sgt. Milford Hale and Pvt. Floyd Hale, both of whom they knew were with U.S. forces on Okinawa. Both boys said the storm was very severe, but outside of articles inside their tents getting soaked, they came through O.K.
Milford, with the medical corps, said they had not gotten their hospital set up as yet, but one hospital that was already set up was blown down and several prisoners receiving medical treatment were killed. . . .
Both boys were getting along fine when they wrote.
This November 8, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
A card received by the Orville Hales from their son, Sgt. Milford Hale, tells them he will be on his way home by the time they receive the card. Milford, a member of the medical corps, was stationed on Okinawa.
The Hales' other son, Pvt. Floyd is also on Okinawa, but the brothers had never met in the few weeks they were both there.
This December 20, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 3:
A letter received by the Orville Hales from their son, Sgt. Milford Hale, tells them he was discharged from the medical corps, and is now at his home in St. Paul, Minn. Milford has been overseas with the medical corps for over three years, coming from Okinawa to the west coast before his discharge. He said that while in Okinawa he was very near where his brother, Pvt. Floyd, is stationed, but did not know he was there until after he had left the island.