This January 7, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Write from India
A letter received by the Harry Stewards on Christmas morning from their son, Sgt. Roy Steward, informed them that all was well with him. He sent his parents a box of Indian curios and gifts.
The following article was found in the January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 2:
Tells of Experiences in India
Sgt. Roy Steward writes his parents that he has been transferred to another station in India, where he is with the U.S. air corps. They made the trip on an old side-wheel steamer, much the same as the ones still used to some extent on the Mississippi. Another letter from Roy says they arrived at the new camp -- near the region infested with head-hunter natives. "Such queer looking people," says Roy. There are also all kinds of wild animals near them and he plans to spends his one day a week off in hunting-- his favorite sport.
The following February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 3:
Tells of Hunting Trip in India
A letter from Sgt. Roy Steward, stationed with the U.S. air corps in India, tell his parents, the Harry Stewards, of a hunting trip he and four buddies took. They traveled in [a] native dugout powered with an out board motor, up a river for several hours. Roy said the scenery was the most beautiful he had ever seen, going through gorges where the walls rose several hundred feet above them, all covered with native vines and flowers. Roy is anxiously awaiting the time when they get back to the good old U.S.A.
This March 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Would Like to See U.S.A.
Writing his parents, the Harry Stewards, Sergt. Roy Steward, stationed with the air corps in India, says "life as usual" is the order of the day there. Roy sent a number of pictures, and those of himself show that army life doesn't disagree with him. He says a good visit with home folks would certainly about fill his wishes.
This April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Writing his parents, the Harry Stewards, Sergt. Roy Steward tells them of an enjoyable day he spent recently in India. Together with one of his buddies, he was invited by a Scotch tea planter to spend a day at his plantation. The boys enjoyed the day playing golf on a fine 18-hole golf course, as well as doing some hunting, which, with an excellent "feed" put on by their host, made a most pleasant day away from army routine.
A letter from Lyle Richard "Dick" Williams, who was serving in China, was published in the February 3, 1944, issue of the Lowell Tribune (page 2, column 2). It mentions the following:
"Roy (Steward) and I are not together any more. He was transferred to another squadron some time ago, but I still hear from him once in a while."
This March 30, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, columns 3-4:
The Ed Brownells received the following interesting letter from Cpl. Roy Steward, who is now stationed in China with the U.S. air forces:
"Our mail reaches us in bunches, this time I had 19 letters and yours was among them. I sure enjoy your letters--they are newsy and tell me what is going on around home.
"I just got back from an interesting 6-day trip. Can't tell you where or why, but I saw a lot of country by jeep and afoot. Walked 30 miles in two days and it was through rice paddies and mountains. Slept out in the open a couple of nights and in a Catholic mission two nights. The beds there were the hardest I ever slept on. Even had a waffle one morning with a coulple of Methodist missionary women. I really enjoyed the trip though and picked up some nice souvenirs along the way.
"Paulette Goddard, Bill Gargan, Keenan Wynn and Andy Arcari paid us a little visit the other day. They put on a show for us. They are the only celebrities other than Joe E. Brown who have gotten this far. You can imagine how good she looked to a bunch of G.I. wolves. A real honest-to-goodness U.S. gal, silk stockings, high heels, short skirt and all. The first girl without slant eyes I've seen in many a month. The women here all wear heavy padded cotton jackets and trousers.
"The 12th of this month marked my 26th month overseas. They are really starting to relieve men in this theatre with two years or more overseas service. I should make it home sometime this summer. You will sure see me making the rounds on Castlebrook when I do get home. We will get a three weeks furlough when we hit the States. Maybe you think we aren't sweating out our turn to go home. I'm sure plenty sick of this Chinese chow--the only G.I. part of our meals is the coffee and canned milk. Our meals seldon vary from pork (Chinese chicken), gravy, rice, greens, eggs and cakes. I'll be getting slant eyes if I eat much more rice.
"Hoping to see you in the next few months,
The following September 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Arrives in States
A telephone message received on Monday informed the Harry Stewards that their son, Sgt. Roy Steward had arrived safely in the States. Roy, in the air corps, has served overseas in India and China for over two years. He left his post in China by Plane September 11th. As soon as he gets his furlough, he will be home to spend the time with his parents and brother, Glenn, and family.
Roy was in Chicago a short time yesterday on his way to California, where he will remain until he gets his furlough. His parents and brother, Glen, went to Chicago to visit with him during his short stay.
The following October 19, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steward, son S/Sgt. Roy Steward, and Miss Florence Hoffman of Chicago, who is here visiting them, spent the weekend at Lafayette with their son and brother, Roger Steward, and family.
Another article in the same paper (page 4, column 4) follows:
Home from Service in China
S/Sgt. Roy Steward, after spending two years with the air forces in India and China war theatres, arrived home last Saturday to spend a 21 days furlough with his parents, the Harry Stewards, and his brother, Glenn, and family. Roy, slightly sun-burned but looking fine, says the goo old U.S.A., and especially Lowell, looks mighty good to him.
The following October 26, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1 column 5:
S/SGT. ROY STEWARD AND FLORENCE HOFFMAN WED
Miss Florence Hoffman, daughter of Mrs. Amelia Hoffman, of Chicago, became the bride of S/Sgt. Roy Steward, son of the Harry Stewards, Lowell, at 8:30 last Saturday evening, October 21st, at the Lowell Methodist parsonage, Rev. H.M. Braun, pastor, reading the marriage ceremony.
Mrs. Richard Kuiper, of Chicago, who was accompanied by her husband, acted as bridesmaid, and Staff Sgt. Harold Reeder of Canton, Ohio, who served with Roy at Marsh Field, Calif., India and China, was best man.
The bride is a graduate of Fen___ high school in Chicago with the class of 1935 and for the past eight years has been employed by the Royal Liverpool Insurance Co. in the Exchange building. The groom who attended Lowell high school, was graduated with the class of 1932. He has been in the army air corps for the past 3Ĺ years, spending 32 months of that time overseas.
They left on a short honeymoon trip to French Lick, Indianapolis, and Lafayette.
The following December 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 2:
S/Sgt. Roy Steward, stationed in California, arrived in Chicago Monday, and
accompanied by his wife, came to Lowell Sunday to visit his parents, the Harry Stewards and brother, Glenn, and family. They spent Christmas with the younger Mrs. Steward's mother in Chicago.
This January 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
S/Sgt. and Mrs. Roy Steward, who spent last week here with his parents, the Harry Stewards, and brother, Glen, and family, went to Chicago Saturday to visit relatives. He left on Monday for a California camp, where he is now stationed.
This February 1, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Van Nuys Army Air Field -- Staff Sgt. Roy E. Steward, son of the Harry Stewards, Lowell, has reported for duty at Van Nuys army air field, one of the largest Fourth Air Force fighter bases in southern California. Located in the heart of the famous San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles, this field is a training base where new fighter pilots learn combat tactics. A large staff of skilled instructors, most of them overseas veterans, give the young pilots the benefit of their experience in flying and gunnery.
Sgt. Steward, who holds the position of Armorer, wears the Asiatic Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars for the Burna and China campaigns.
This June 14, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
After being in camp in California the past several months, S/Sgt. Roy Steward writes his parents, the Harry Stewards, that he has been transferred to Camp McCord, Wash., where he will work with the forestry service. Roy, who is with the air corps, has done his bit overseas, returning a few months ago after serving 32 months in India and China.
This August 23, 1945, Lowell Tribune artilce was found on page 2, column 1:
S/Sgt. Roy Steward, stationed at Geiger Field, Washington, arrived here last Thursday for a 15 day visit with his parents, the Harry Stewards, and his brother, Glenn, and family.
This August 30, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
S/Sgt. Roy Steward has returned to Camp Adair, Wash., where he is stationed, after spending 15 days here with his parents, the Harry Stewards.
This October 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
A real get-together was held here last Saturday when T/Sgt. Gordon Fitzgerald of Blue Island, Ill., a former Lowell boy, came down to meet his old buddies, S/Sgt. Dick Williams and S/Sgt. Roy Steward. "Fitz" and Dick have been discharged from service for several days and Roy arrived Saturday after receiving his discharge at Camp Atterbury on Friday. All graduates of L.H.S., the three boys enjoyed a pleasant day of visiting. "Fitz" returned to his work that night, but Roy and Dick are continuing their celebration this week with a fishing trip to Wisconsin.
This May 20, 1948, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 3:
THREE LOCAL MEN REENLIST IN ARMY AIR FORCE
Roy Steward, Dick Williams and Norman Dinwiddie, veterans of World War II, re-enlisted in the Army Air Corps recently, all three receiving the rank of Staff Sgt.
Roy and wife are at Perrin Airfield, Sherman, Tex., Norman and his family are at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill., and Dick is at a field in Texas.
This August 9, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Staff Sgt. Roy Steward and wife of Sherman, Texas, arrived Tuesday night and are the guests of his mother, Mrs. Dessie Steward, and brothers, Glenn and family of Lowell, and Roger and family of Lafayette.
Another article in column 6 of the same page of the paper adds the following:
Staff Sergeant Roy Steward and wife of Sherman Texas, who are the guests of his mother, Mrs. Dessie Steward, will be joined by the sergeant's brother, Roger, of Lafayette, for a week's fishing trip in northern Wisconsin.
This August 23, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found page 5, column 5:
Tech. Sgt. and Mrs. Roy Steward returned last Thursday to Sherman, Texas, after enjoying a two weeks' visit with his mother, Mrs. Dessie Steward, and his brothers and families, Glenn of Lowell, and Roger of Lafayette. An additional week was spent fishing in Wisconsin.
The following December 13, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 9, column 2:
Sgt. Steward Takes Over Post at Greenville AFB
Sgt. and Mrs. Roy E. Steward from Lowell have recently moved to Greenville Air Force Base, Miss., where he is assigned to the provost marshall's section as Provost Sergeant.
Son of Mrs. Dessie Steward, Sgt. Steward has been in the Air Force eight years and graduated from Military Police School at Camp Gordon, Ga., in 1949. Before moving to Greenville, he was assistant Provost Sergeant at Perrin AFB, Texas.
Sgt. Steward's new assignment places him at the Air Force's first civilian-contract school opened after World War II. Civilian instructors, employees of Graham Aviation, give both academic and flight training at the Greenville basic flight school.
The provost marshall's office is charged with maintaining base security, supervising a large section of civilian security guards.
Sgt. Steward, a graduate of Lowell high school, formerly operated Steward's Service Station west of Lowell with his brother, Glenn.
He and his wife will live in the housing area on the base.
The following December 27, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
T/Sgt. and Mrs. Roy Steward of Greenville Air Force Base, Miss., arrived home Sunday to spend the holidays with his mother, Mrs. Dessie Steward and his brother, Glenn, and family.
The following November 6, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Roy E. Steward, son of Mrs. Dessie Steward, was promoted to the rank of master sergeant the 1st of October.
Sgt. Steward is presently assigned to Greenville AFB, Mississippi, as Provost Sergeant in charge of the security section. He is a veteran of World War II having spent two and one-half years in India and China as an aircraft armorer with the 449th Fighter Squadron. Sgt. Steward has nine years service and is making a career of the Air Force with plans to retire upon completion of 20 years service.
This July 27, 1972, Lowell Tribune obituary was found on page 5, column 2:
Roy Steward, age 58 years, of Port Malabar, Florida, died June 29, 1972, in the Veteranís Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, after a lingering illness.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steward and was born and reared in Lowell where he attended the local schools and graduated from Lowell High School.
He retired with the rank of M/Sgt. after 24 years of service in the United States Air Force.
His survivors are his wife, Betty; son, Larry, who is with the Air Force in Denver; two teen-age daughters, Debbie and Diane, at home; and a brother, Glenn of Ellenton, Florida, and Lowell.
Military rites were held at Port Malabar with interment in that city.