This October 18, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 1:
PVT. ROBERT SHARKEY HONORED WITH DINNER
Pvt. Robert Sharkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sharkey, Sr., was honor guest at a party last Saturday night, given for him by his friends at the county highway garage here. Robert's 19th birthday was the occasion for the celebration. He received a gift of money from the forty-five present.
Last Sunday, the 14th, Robert's birthday was observed by fifty relatives who gathered at the Sharkey home. A delicious birthday dinner was served at the grade school cafeteria.
Pvt. Sharkey, who has been home on a short furlough, leaves today (Thursday) for Camp Riley, Kan., for further duty.
This November 15, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sharkey, Sr., Pvt. Bob Sharkey writes from Ft. Riley, Kansas:
"We went to Junction City recently and while there I got to shake hands with General Wainwright. It was quiet a thrill. The general was visiting Ft. Riley, where, years ago he was Commander, and he went to school right here in Junction City at a little school house on a hill."
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 7, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Pvt. Robert Sharkey, Jr. writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sharkey, Sr., that he is now a military policeman at the Union station in Washington, D.C. Bob said he was one of the 20 guards picked to escort President Truman and party to the presidential ball at the Statler hotel in Washington, on Jan. 30th. He said after they were off duty they had all kinds of refreshments, so they really had something to remember. Bob expects to be home on furlough about April 17th.