The following June 28, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
A letter to the Louie A. Shultz' who live north of town on the Wm. Ahlborn farm, from their son, Edwin, stationed at Sheephead Bay, N.Y., says that so far he is feeling fine and sends greetings to friends back home. Edwin enlisted in the Merchant Marine and left for service on June 13th. Friends may obtain his address by phoning this office or getting in touch with his parents.
The following July 5, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Phones from Brooklyn
Edwin Schultz, of the Merchant Marine, surprised his parents, the Louie Schultz' by telephoning them last Sunday from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he is stationed. He said he had about two weeks of training there yet before he would be transferred. Norbert Blanchard, who left for the Merchant Marines a week later, is now stationed with Edwin. Edwin said they both were feeling fine and would like to hear from their friends back home. Edwin worked at the Roofing plant and Norbert at Roy's Standard Service station before they left for the service.
The following September 13, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Return to New York
Norbert Blanchard, son of Mrs. Esther Blanchard and Eddie Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Schultz, east of Cedar Lake, both in the Merchant Marines, left Monday for New York, from where they will ship out soon. Home on leave together, the boys are hoping to be on the same ship when they sail.