A Jan. 14, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 2) about Harold M. Heuson going into the service also lists Lee J.Schlachter as leaving for the induction center at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
A January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) stated that Lee J. Schlachter was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, for basic training.
The following February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 2:
Stationed in Texas Camp
Word received by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schlachter informs them that their son, Pvt. Lee Schlachter, has been sent to Camp Wallace, Texas, where he will take his basic training. Lee has been given a truck driving job, his profession in private life.
This April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Pvt. Lee Schlacter Writes Parents
A letter received by the Harry Schlacters, from their son, Pvt. Lee Schlacter, tells them he has passed his tests as a truck driver. He is now stationed at Camp Wallace, Texas, and expects to be transferred either to St. Louis or a camp in Maryland.
This February 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
HARRY ATKINSONS ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT OF DAUGHTER
At a Valentine day party, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Atkinson of Gary announced the engagement of their daughter, Genevieve, to Pvt. Lee Schlachter. No wedding plans have been announced as the groom-to-be is serving with the U.S. forces somewhere in New Guinea.
Another article from the same issue was found on page 2, column 2:
A letter last week, the first since December, informed the Harry Schlachters that their son, Pvt. Lee Schlachter, who is now stationed in New Guinea, is O.K. Lee said he had been at Wewak and North New Guinea, where much hard fighting had taken place.
The following March 23, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
The Harry Schlachters received three letters in one day from their son Pvt. Lee Schlachter, who is stationed in New Guinea with an anti-aircraft unit. Lee says they have been having their rainy season, with a reported rainfall of 16 inches in a short period of time, making a sea of mud wherever you went. He received his Christmas gifts on Feb. 9th, but enjoyed them very much even if Christmas did come a little late.
Lee couldn't mention where or how much fighting they were doing but did say that he had seen men so affected by combat that they had even lost their voices.
The following article was found in the May 18, 1944, Lowell Tribune on page 3, column 1:
Writes from South Pacific
Pvt. Lee Schlachter, son of the Harry Schlachters, writes from his post in the south Pacific that he is feeling O.K. and once in a while gets time enough off from his duties to attend a show. Stationed with an antiaircraft unit, Lee is kept busy in that region, where fighting has been on for many months. On one occasion he was kept at his gun all night because of enemy air attacks. Last week he sent his mother a bouquet of flowers as a Mother's Day remembrance.
The following June 22, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 3:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schlachter were guests Sunday of Mrs. Atkinson and daughter, Miss Genevieve, in Gary. The latter is the fiancee of the Schlachter' son, Pvt. Lee, who is stationed with the U.S. anti-aircraft forces in New Guinea.
This July 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 4, column 1:
Writes from New Guinea
Pvt. Lee Schlachter, stationed with an anti-aircraft unit in New Guinea, writes his parents, the Harry Schlachters, that he is getting along O.K. and asked his mother to send him some garden seeds. He also sent a handkerchief made from a Jap parachute.
The following Sept. 7, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Writes from South Pacific
A letter received by the Harry Schlachters informs them that their son, Pfc. Lee Schlachter, is getting along fine at his post in the South Pacific. Lee says they are seeing some good shows now which relieves the monotony of life so far away from home.
This April 12, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
A letter to the Harry Schlachters from their son, Lee, says he has been promoted from Pfc. to T/Sgt. Lee, an anti-aircraft gunner, said he had just returned from a furlough spent in Sydney, Australia. This was the first letter his parents had received from him in several weeks, and at the time he wrote, was feeling fine.
This July 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, columns 1-2:
The following letter was received recently by the Harry Schlachters from their son, T/5 Lee Schlachter, who is stationed in the Philippines:
Know you wonder why I haven't written for so long. Have moved since I last wrote from New Guinea and am now in the Philippines. Have seen a lot of new country and lots of them are wrecked. Was in Bataan, Corrigedor and Manila and they looked like wrecks from Jap bombing. Manila must have been a nice place before it was wrecked, as one can see by the buildings.
Well I am a T/5 as you can see by my new address. They took me out of the AAA and put me in the M.P. Bn. Don't like it, but in the army you take what they give you. Surely seems nice to get away from the jungles and get where people are civilized like they are here. They're very friendly and make us feel at home.
Tell everyone "Hello" for me until I get back to good old Lowell.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 3, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Word received by the Harry Schlacters from their son, Sgt. Lee Schlacter, stationed in the Pacific theatre for the last 33 months, says that he was supposed to leave for home December 2nd but was put in a hospital at Nagoya shortly before debarking. In his last letter, dated the 10th of Dec. he was still there but hoping to get out soon and be on his way back to the old home town.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 17, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
A letter from Sgt. Lee Schlacter, Dec. 20, to his parents, the Harry Schlacters, informed them he was almost ready to leave Nagoya for the good old U.S.A.
Lee had been in the hospital for three weeks recently and didn't care for hospital life. He said he would enjoy life in the U.S.A. again when he gets back home and is able to see his old friends.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 24, 1946, issue (page 2, column 3):
Sgt. Lee Schlacter, who arrived in California Jan. 15, after serving in various islands of the Pacific and Japan, wrote his parents that he is slowly recovering from a combination of ailments in the hospital at Camp Anzo, Calif. He has been suffering from stomach trouble induced by several attacks of malaria while serving overseas and just before leaving Japan for the U.S. was stabbed with a knife while acting in his capacity as M.P. trying to break up a fight. He is hoping to be well enough to come home soon and visit relatives and friends whom he has not seen for over two years.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 7, 1946, issue (page 2, column 2):
Sgt. Lee Schlacter phoned his parents, the Harry Schlacters, last week, from Wakeman hospital, Camp Atterbury, where he is undergoing treatment for a knife wound inflicted just before he left Japan. Lee said he was able to be up and around, but didn't know when he will be able to come home.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 14, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Sgt. Lee Schlacter, who has been taking medical treatment at Wakeman general hospital at Camp Atterbury, since returning from overseas, was home for a week end visit with his parents, the Harry Schlacters.
This June 13, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 4:
LOCAL COUPLE MARRIED AT CROWN POINT JUNE 3rd
Lee F.* Schlacter and Miss Lolita Childers were married at the Christian church in Crown Point, June 3rd. The double ring ceremony was read by Rev. Robert Johnston, minister. The young coulpe were attended by Miss Betty Freeman, of Hammond, and Robert Mueller, of Lowell. The bride was attired in ecru blue and the bridesmaid was attired in lime green. They chose white accessories for their gowns, the bride wearing a corsage of pink and white rosebuds and the bridesmaid a corsage of white carnations. Those attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mann, of Crown Point; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Putney and mother of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Beverly of Gary, and Miss Nadine Childers, of Lowell. The four ladies are sisters of the bride. Also, Mr. and Mrs. George Freeman, of Hammond, and Mrs. Harry Schlacter.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schlacter, and the bride is the daughter of Milford Childers. Both young people are well and favorably known here.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the groom's parents.
They will reside at Hammond, where the groom is employed. The groom is an ex-serviceman, having served 32 months overseas in New Guinea, Phillipines, Luzon and Japan, where he saw much active service with the U.S. forces.
* NOTE -- This article lists the name of the groom as Lee F. Schlacter. Other articles list his middle initial as "J."