This February 4, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Receives Belated Xmas Gift
Mrs. Ina Johnson has received a belated Christmas package from her son Pfc. Max Johnson, who is stationed with the U.S. medical corps in Australia, containing Christmas gifts. Among them was a large tray of inlaid woods and onyx handles, which are to be on display in the window at Minninger's Toggery. A letter from Max says:
"I will likely remain here for some time as a new hospital is being built. I do hope I can eventually answer with personal letters to all the friends who have written me. Tell them, nevertheless to keep letters coming and give them the change in my address."
This March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Max Johnson Writes His Aunt
A letter from Miss Myrtle Johnson of Gary, tells of receiving a letter from her nephew, Pfc. Max Johnson, who is serving overseas with the U.S. forces. Max says he is getting along fine but is very busy. He receives his Tribune regularly, and reads his paper over several times until new ones arrive.
This May 6, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
A letter received by Mrs. Ina Johnson from her son, Pfc. Max Johnson, stationed in New Guinea with the medical corps, informs her that he is O.K. Max said he had the pleasure of meeting Joe E. Brown, radio and motion picture star, while he was playing the army camps in the south seas recently, and was in a group of soldiers who had their pictures taken with Brown after meeting him. Max said Brown put on a show for them which was much enjoyed.
An April 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 1) entitled "World War II Vets Installed in Lowell Legion" lists Max Johnson, 25th Portable Hospital, New Guinea, as one of nine honorably discharged World War II soldiers and one WAVE who were installed at Lowell Post 101, American Legion. It further adds:
Max Johnson, who was returned from New Guinea the first of the year, is the only overseas veteran among the new members.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the May 9, 1946, issue (page 6, columns 4-6):
Lowell's snappy all-World War II ceremonial team from Post 101, pictured above, with Congressional Medal of Honor winner Kenneth Duncan acting as Sgt.-at-Arms, will officiate at initiation ceremonies next Wednesday evening at Bendix Aviation Post 284, South Bend. The mass initiation ceremony will be held in the huge John Adams high school gymnasium, which has a seating capacity of 3,000.
The popularity of the Lowell team, the only one in the entire state composed entirely of World War II vets, has been increasing steadily since its formation a few months ago. Thus far they have initiared 493 new members into Posts at Hammond, Gary, Hobart, Rochester and Lake Village. This figure includes many boys initiated into their own Post.
The team has been scheduled for work at Crown Point and Cedar Lake in the near future and will undoubtedly be in demand at Legion Posts throughout the state in the coming months.