An October 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 3) mentions that Theodore W. Smith of Lowell was inducted into the Army Sept. 19th, going to Ft. Benjamin Harrison from Local Board No. 1, Crown Point.
Another article in the same issue of the paper (page 2, column 1) follows:
The O.B. Smiths have received word from their son, Pvt. Theodore W. Smith, that he has arrived at Sheppard Field, Texas, where he will be trained as a tail gunner.
This November 29, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. Theodore W. Smith spent Thanksgiving at home with his parents, the O.B. Smiths. "Bill" has been transferred from Sheppard Field, Texas, to Chanute Field, Ill., where he will attend school for 16 weeks.
This February 28, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found of Page 5, column 3:
Pvt. Theodore Smith, son of the O.B. Smiths, formerly stationed at Chanute Field, Ill., is now stationed at Keesler Field, Mississippi.
This April 25, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. Theodore W. Smith, now stationed at Kessler Field, Miss., is spending a 30-day furlough here with his parents and sister.
This July 18, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
Pfc. Theodore W. Smith, son of the O.B. Smiths has left for his new base at Kearns, Utah, after spending a 30-day delay enroute here with his family and friends. Pfc. Smith was formerly stationed at Keesler Field, Mississippi. He has re-enlisted in the Air Forces.
This August 29, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 4:
Word has been received by the O.B. Smiths that their son, Pfc. Theodore W. Smith, has arrived in Japan and is stationed 14 miles from Yokahoma. Bill writes that he sailed on the SS Chapel Hill Victory and that on the 3rd day out he met Frank Hamilton a former Lowell boy. The boys had a nice visit together.
This article was found in the February 13, 1947, issue of the Lowell Tribune, page 1, column 4:
Pfc. Theodore W. Smith, son of the O.B. Smiths, who is with the A.A.F. occupation army, has recently been moved from Yakota Army Air Base in Japan to the northern part of Korea. Although it is a lot colder there he likes it much better than Japan. He hopes to stay in Korea until he starts back to the states, but he is counting the days now until he will be back in the good old U.S.A.