The following December 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5 column 3:
Lorraine Ragon, who is playing with Paul Pearson's orchestra at Sturgis, Mich., was home over Sunday, returning to Michigan Monday. The orchestra's engagement will be completed there this week, after which they expect to go to Peoria, Ill.
The following Feb. 24, 1955, Lowell Tribune article was found in the
Local Notables book in the Indiana collection at Lowell Public Library:
Returning to Camp Chaffee, Ark., after enjoying a furlough home
following basic training, Larry Ragon received assignment with the 5th
Armored Div. Army Band.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. C.U. Ragon, Larry is a well-known saxophonist.
He has toured the nation playing with top name bands, Ralph Marterie,
Hale McIntire, Tiny Hill, and others. While with the Marterie band,
Larry served as soloist, making a number of recordings. Among the most
popular was "Crazy Man, Crazy."
Copies of the following unidentified newspaper articles were found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Cpl. Larry Ragon, who had been stationed in Germany with the Army band, flew to the States and arrived Saturday at the home of his parents, the C.U. Ragons. Larry will be on tour with the Ralph Marterie band.
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Larry Ragon Returns From Germany
Pfc. Larry Ragon, who has served with the 61st Army band at Bremerhaven, Germany since May, 1955, received his discharge this week and flew back to the States.
He arrived today at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.U. Ragon.
A leading saxophonist, Larry has signed a contract to play with Ralph Marterie, a top Chicagoland band with whom he previously was associated.
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Larry Ragon left Monday to join the Ralph Marterie band, which will play engagements in Ohio and Texas during the next month. He was discharged from Army service last Thursday.