This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 24, 1944, issue (page 5, column 3):
Jean Hill received the surprise of her life Tuesay night when she returned to Schneider from school. She started to mail the usual letter and was told the one to whom it was addressed was home. Raymond Kelly, R.M. 3/c, soon appeared and assured her that he had a 30-day leave. Raymond enlisted in January, 1941, and has spent most of the three years at Pearl Harbor. He spent the first three days of his leave with his father and sister in Gary. Monday night, Raymond was a guest of honor at a dinner at Tiebel's.