This January 7, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Ft. Warren, Wyo. (Special) -- Pvt. Alvin D. Quale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quale, Lowell, has arrived at the Quartermaster Replacement traning center where he will undergo 8 weeks of intensive training. Half of Quale's training will cover basic military subjects, half will be specialty training. Subjects he will have in basic include close order drill, rifle marksmanship, tent pitching and concealment and camouflage. Later Quale will be assigned to one of the following Q.M. special schools: motor maintenance, welding, baking, supply or administration.
Pvt. Quale has been assigned to Company E, second regiment.
The following February 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Quale Home on Furlough
Pfc. Alvin Quale, stationed at Bloomington, Ill., has been home on furlough. On his return to camp he will await placement orders.
A March 8, 1945, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 6) about the MIA status of Douglas J. Quale refers to his brother Alvin in the last paragraph:
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents, are two brothers, Cpl. Alvin Quale, who also lived here prior to entering service, now stationed in India, and Charles (Bud) Quale, Jr., who is employed at the Harding Caterpillar Sales here.