The following July 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 2:
A letter received by the Fred Eberts from their daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hamilton, who is staying with her husband, who is now stationed at a Philadelphia naval station, says that she and her husband spent last week-end at Alexandria, Va., the guests of Chief Petty Officer Winfield Ellis and wife. On Sunday they spent the day sight-seeing in Washington and Mt. Vernon. Her husband has recently been promoted to a Petty Officer in the navy.
The following August 31, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
MRS. KENNETH HAMILTON CALLED MONDAY NIGHT
Mrs. Kenneth Hamilton, the former Stella Marian Ebert, passed away at Methodist hospital, Gary, Monday night after a short illness of pneumonia. The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ebert, she was born and reared here, graduating from Lowell high school with the class of 1939. Following graduation she took a beauty culture course and was employed by Miss Harriet Clark in her beauty shop until a short time ago.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Ebert; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Folsom of Seffner, Fla., and one brother, Carlton, of Lowell.
Funeral services are to be held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Ebert, Friday at 2 p.m.
This Sept. 7, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 2:
Kenneth Hamilton, EM 2/c, returned to Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the November 22, 1945, issue (page 2, column 2):
Kenneth J. Hamilton, electrician's mate, first class, route 2, Lowell, went ashore at tiny Ie Shima (where the famed Ernie Pyle met his death) to carry on the work of a fleet unit bearing the legend "GroPac," while the fighting still raged 200 yards from the beaches, Navy records of that operation have disclosed.
"GroPac" became a highly respected term in the Navy because of its performance at Ie Shima and other bitterly contested islands in the Pacific. The term is short [for] Group, Pacific, which served as a part of the Service Force, Pacific Fleet.
The job of "GroPac," after landings had been effected, was to unload the huge quantities of supplies from the LSM's, LST's and barges, supplies without which the island beachheads and advances could not have been sustained. Group, Pacific also included a small boat repair component which worked 24 hours a day to put wrecked and damaged craft back in shape.