A March 4, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) said that Dale J. Kennedy had been transferred from Fort Benjamin Harrison to Camp Swift, Texas, for basic training.
The following August 17, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 2:
School Mates Meet in New Guinea
Writing his parents, the John Kennedys, Pfc. Dale Kennedy, stationed with the armed forces in New Guinea, said he unexpectedly met Pfc. Robert Temske recently. The boys, both of whom were former students at L.H.S., had a fine visit talking over happenings in the old home town. Both were well when the letter was written.
This September 27, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, column 1:
Pfc. Dale Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy of Hammond, formerly of Lowell, wrote his parents this week that he had been promoted to Sergeant. Stationed in the Philippines at present, he said he would soon go to Japan with the occupation troops.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 7, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
T/Sgt. Dale Kennedy, former resident here, has been discharged from army service and is now at the family home in Hammond.
The following March 1, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Mrs. John Kennedy of Hammond and daughter, Mrs. Tom Baker and little Carol Lynn, and her daughter-in-laws, Mrs. Robert Kennedy and Mrs. William Kennedy, were Lowell visitors today (Thursday). Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy are giving the address of their son Dale, who is with the combat forces in Korea, to his many Lowell friends. Sgt. Dale Kennedy 35093083, Co. L., 31st Inf. Regt. 7th Inf. Div. A.P.O. 7 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, California.
The following August 23, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
Wins Quick Promotion to Top Sergeant
With the Seventh Infantry Division in Korea, Platoon Sgt. Dale J, Kennedy of the 31st "Polar Bear" Infantry Regiment, in service less than a year, has won promotion to master sergeant -- the army's top enlisted grade.
His wife, Mrs. Emma Lou Kennedy, resides at 1321 175th St., Hammond.
Master Sergeant Kennedy, who entered the army in September of 1950, earned his promotion for "excellent performance of duty in combat" during the 31st's drive across the 38th parallel into North Korea.
In their most recent action, the "Polar Bear" attacked north of Hwachon to break up the eastern corner of the Communists "Iron Triangle" defensive system.