A January 4, 1945, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 1) listed Charles F. Stowell of Shelby as a recent Marine volunteer:
More Volunteers and Inductees In Service
One Lowell boy, Wayne Misner, rural route 1, and three other south end boys, Robert E. Tuttle and Charles F. Stowell, both of Shelby, and Clell A. Dodson, Schneider, ate included in the latest contingent going from Local Board No. 1, Crown Point.
Charles F. Stowell, Shelby
Guy Hinton, Jr., Unionville, Mo.
Marion Laich, Highland
Wayne Misner, Lowell
Clell A. Dodson, Schneider
Eugene R. LaReau, Lansing, Ill.
Wallace M. Baxter, Griffith
Harold M. Hoernig, Dyer
Raymond J. Smith, Gary
Hillard F. Akers, Jr., Highland
Gale E. Buffenbarger, Crown Pt.
William C. Alexich, Gary
Elden F. Hogan, St. John
Thomas E. Baigent, Gary
Andrew Sokol, Jr., Crown Point
Leroy E. Shipley, Gary
Harold A. Keilman, St. John
The following January 11, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Word has been received that Fred Stowell, now in the Marine corps, is stationed in South Carolina.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 1, 1945, issue (page 2, column 2):
Pvt. Charles (Fred) Stowell, son of the Floyd Stowells, who is stationed with the marines at Parris Island, S.C., writes:
Sorry I haven't written before, but I have been very busy. We are through at the rifle range and are at the main base now--arrived here last night. Our schedule has been changed and I won't get a furlough until March 13. I got the cigarettes and $5.
I am getting along O.K. I received a letter from Aunt Laura and 2 from Aunt Julia which I have not had time to answer yet.
The following March 29, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Returns to Camp Lejune
After spending last week with his parents, the Floyd Stowells, at Shelby, Pvt. Charles F. Stowell left on Sunday for his base at Camp Lejune, N.C.
This August 16, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Arrived Safely Overseas
The Floyd Stowells have received a letter from their son, Pvt. Charles Stowell, saying that he has landed safely overseas. At the time of writing he was feeling fine.
The Stowell's other son, T/2 Robert, is now stationed at Treasure Island, Calif.