The following April 1, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 1:
48 FROM LOCAL BOARD LEAVE FOR ARMY-NAVY DUTY
FORTY-ONE SELECTEES AND SEVEN VOLUNTEERS BEGIN ACTIVE DUTY
Forty-eight men, which included seven volunteers, left last week for active duty in the army and navy following their seven-day furlough after being inducted into the service at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The local board has begun examination and reclassification of men without dependents who were married before the United States entered the war, according to Peter F. Hein, chairman of the board. Those who are not in "essential" work and without dependents are being examined first while those without dependents in "essential" work will be examined next.
Men with children and who are not in "essential" work will be examined when all available men in the first two groups are taken.
Max E. Pierce of Hebron was listed with the navy inductees.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 20, 1944, issue (page 1, column 6):
Pvt. Max E. Pierce Missing in Action
Pvt. Max E. Pierce, step-son of C.C. Bryant, who resides on the former George Horner farm northeast of Lowell, has been reported missing in action on Bougainville island, largest of the Solomon group in the south Pacific. His wife, the former Miss Loraine Wright of Leroy, received the notification from the War Department last Friday, January 14, stating that he had been missing in action since January 1st.
Pvt. Pierce, 19, attended Lowell high school and went into the service about a year ago. Following basic training, he was transferred to California and then into the south Pacific war zone. He is the fifth war casualty from this community in the present conflict.