A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) mentioned that John Jonelis of Lowell, having completed his seven days' furlough following induction, was leaving for Ft. Benjamin Harrison that week.
In a January 28, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 2) it was mentioned that Pvt. John A. Jonelis was transferred from Ft. Harrison to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
The following February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 1:
Says Mail Brightens Soldier's Life
Writing to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jonelis, Pvt. Jack Jonelis, who is taking his basic training at Ft. Belvoir, Va., says he is well and working hard every day. One paragraph from his letter which should be read by one and all, is as follows:
"If the families of guys here could hear the men ask: 'When's mail call,' and see how worried they are when the call is late, especially if they haven't been getting any mail at all; and if they could see the boys gather around the mail man with hope on their faces and then see their faces fall when mail call is over, with no mail for them, their families and friends would write more often than they do now."
This March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Promoted to Corp. Technician
Corporal Technician is the rating now held by Jack Jonelis, who left for army duty a short time ago. He has been transferred from Ft. Belvoir, Va., to Lexington, Ky.
The following article was found in the January 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune on page 4, column 1:
A/C Jack Jonelis is now taking pre-flight preparation at Butler college, Indianapolis.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the May 3, 1945, issue (page 6, column 4):
A letter received by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jonelis from their son, Pvt. John Jonelis, who is overseas, said he had visited his old buddy, John Hanley, known to many of our younger residents, going about 60 miles to look him up. On the way there he passed through Heidelberg, which he said was a very beautiful city, but wanted to make another trip there before trying to describe it. Everything was going along on schedule when he wrote and said he was feeling fine.
A July 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article found on page 2, column 1 listed several servicemen who were home, among them, Pvt. John A. Jonelis, home from overseas.
Another article from the same issue of the paper (page 5, column 3) follows:
Mr. and Mrs. R. Jensen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., parents of Mrs. A.J. Jonelis, and her sister, Mrs. Hal Corbin of Clarksburg, Va., will spend the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Jonelis and their sons, Pvt. John A., who returned from Europe Sunday, and Robert, AMM 2/c, who is home from Miami, Fla.