This March 30, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Cpl. Robert Langen, stationed in England since February 1st, writes that he is well and also getting along fine.
Kenneth, another son of the Langens, expects to be in service soon.
The following information was found on page 1, column 6 of the Aug. 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune:
Cpl. Robert F. Langen, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Langen, of Lowell, is the second local casualty reported since the invasion of France. His wife, who resides in California, was notified by the war department two weeks ago that he had been wounded in action.
Cpl. Langen, who has been overseas with the paratroopers for the past one and one-half years, was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross by General Omar Bradley on July 13th for his part in action occurring in the European war theatre. Because of strict censorship, little is know of his recent activities, but his wife and parents are hoping to soon learn the extent of his wounds.
The following August 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross
S/Sgt. Robert Langen, son of the James Langens, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his valuable services as a paratrooper during the D-Day invasion of France. The award was made by none other that General Dwight Eisenhower, at a ceremony held somewhere in France. Bob has been overseas the past several months, and last month was reported wounded in action.
The Langens other son, Sgt. Bill Langen, is in the Canal Zone in the radio division of the air forces.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the November 22, 1945, issue (page 2, column 1):
S/Sgt. Robert Langen, after serving overseas for over two years, seeing much service as a paratrooper, is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Langen, after receiving his honorable discharge. He received the Croix de Guerre from the French government while in France, and he also received the Distinguished Service Medal from the U.S. War Department, while his regiment received a Presidential citation. After visiting his parents, he will go to California to join his wife, who has been living there while he was in service.