This January 7, 1943, Lowell Tribune excerpt was found on page 2, column 1:
Another son, Corp. Halvor Stuppy, who is stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., underwent an operation last Wednesday at the station hospital. He will be confined for two or three weeks.
The following article was found in the January 21, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
Corp. Stuppy Home on Sick Leave
As a result of an operation for appendicitis which he underwent several days ago, Corp. Halvor Stuppy, son of the Ed Stuppys of Creston, is home on a 14-day sick leave. "Bub" has a strong recuperative powers, so we'll no doubt be seeing a lot of him around town in the next few days.
The following article was found in the January 28, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
Corp. Halvor Stuppy, who has been home on sick leave following an operation, has sufficiently recovered to return to his post at Ft. Bragg, N. C.
This April 1, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Halvor Stuppy, son of the Ed Stuppys of Creston, has advanced another rank, from Corporal to Sergeant, according to word received by the parents this week. Sergt. Stuppy is stationed with an anti-aircraft unit at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
This April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 6:
FAMILY MEMBERS HONOR SERGT. HALVOR STUPPY
A family dinner was given Saturday at the home of the Ed Stuppys in honor of their son, Sergt. Halvor Stuppy, who was home on furlough. He expects to leave in the near future for overseas duty.
Attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gessa and son, Freddie, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bundy and daughters, Marilyn and Sandra, all of Valparaiso; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stuppy and daughter, Patricia of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buchanan and Murray Stuppy of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuppy and daughter, Roberta Ann of Rensselaer; Mrs. Lela Brown and Mrs. Gilbert Stuppy of Lowell.
The afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures.
In another article on page 4, column 1, of the same issue of the paper was the following:
Sergt. Halvor Stuppy Home On Furlough Over Week-End
Sergt. Halvor Stuppy, son of the Ed Stuppys of Creston, came home last Thursday on a four-day furlough following his promotion from Corporal to Sergeant. Sergt. Stuppy is in an antiaircraft unit at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
A January 20, 1944, article in the Lowell Tribune (page 2, column 2) about Anthony Jaeger, serving in North Ireland, mentions that he recently met up with Halvor Stuppy.
This April 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stuppy were pleasantly surprised Saturday when they received a picture of their two sons, Halvor and Gilbert, both in England. Halvor is with the army and Gilbert is a member of the Sea-Bees. On March 19th the brothers met for the first time in nearly 18 months.
Another son, Robert, recently inducted, is stationed at Camp Fannin, Texas. He writes that he likes army life very much.
The Stuppys' youngest son, Murray, was inducted in the army Monday, April 10th.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuppy also have a son-in-law, Ensign Wm. Buchanan, on duty on a destroyer in the Pacific.
The following July 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Sgt. Halvor Stuppy in France
The Ed Stuppys have received a letter from their son Sgt. Halvor (Bub) Stuppy, the first in several weeks, stating that he is now in France with the invasion forces.
The following August 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 2:
Halvor Stuppy in France
According to a letter received by relatives this week, Cpl. Halvor Stuppy had been in France participating in the invasion, but was recently sent back to England for a rest.
The following Sept. 7, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 2:
Glided to France on D-Day
Cpl. Halvor Stuppy, son of the Ed Stuppys of Creston, is one of the latest men listed by headquarters of the 82nd airborne anti-aircraft division in France, as a member of a group which went into France by glider two and one-half hours before H-Hour. Often landing in a hall of fire, many of the men were forced to fight immediately, before their equipment could be assembled.
In spite of the difficulties encountered, Cpl. Stuppy, a veteran of several previous engagements, came through the battle unharmed.
A Sept. 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 5, column 4) about the four Stuppy brother service men listed Cpl. Halvor Stuppy as participating in the invasion of Holland.
The following October 19, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4 column 1:
Writes from Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stuppy, received two letters from their son, Cpl. Halvor Stuppy, Tuesday, the first news they have had from him for three months. He is now in Germany and says they have Hitler's 'supermen' on the run.
This February 8, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Stuppy Brothers Write
A letter from Pvt. Murray Stuppy, son of the Ed Stuppys, says he is in England and getting along O.K. He went across in December.
Cpl. Halvor (Bub) Stuppy writes from Belgium that his outfit is resting at present and that they are staying near a famous resort in that country. "Bub," a member of the 82nd airborne division which has taken a lot of punishment on the German front, has seen some of the severest fighting on the western front.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 29, 1945, issue (page 2, column 2):
Two more brothers enjoyed a visit together when Pvt. Robert Stuppy and his brother, Halvor, with the 82nd airborne division, now resting in France, met on March 10th and spent the evening together. They had a most enjoyable visit talking over things going on in the old home town.
One year ago, Bob and another brother, Gilbert, E.M. 2/c, met in England.
This September 20, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
With the 17th Airborne Division, Sept. 5 -- Pvt. Halvor Stuppy of Lowell, will arrive in the United States shortly with the 17th Airborne Division when the division, representing the airborne veterans of the European theater of operations, return home for deactivation. Pvt. Stuppy is a member of the 155-ABAA Bn. He served as a gunner in the 80th AA Bn., 82nd AB Div. and is a qualified gliderman.
He participated in the following campaigns: North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Holland, Battle of the Bulge, Germany, and wears the Presidential Citation, Invasion Arrowhead.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stuppy, are residents of Creston.
The 17th airborne division is now composed of high point men from all the fighting airborne units in the European theater. Although no one unit nor any individual took part in all the airborne operations the composite membership of the present 17th has taken part in each one, including those of North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Normandy, Holland and across the Rhine in Germany.
The original 17th, which wears the golden eagle claw insignia and is commanded by Major General WIlliam M. Miley, trained at Camp Mackall, N.C. and Camp Forrest, Tenn., and arrived in England last summer. It was rushed by air to the continent last winter to help stop the German drive in the Battle of the Bulge and later helped push the Nazis back to their Siegfried Line defenses. After the Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns, the 17th spearheaded the battle of Central Europe by dropping across the Rhine and later helping clear out the Ruhr pocket. During this campaign it captured Franz Von Papen, German Diplomat now awaiting trial as a war criminal.
This September 27, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Pfc. Halvor Stuppy, a veteran of airborne landings in Italy and Germany, who spent many months overseas, received his honorable discharge last week.
This November 29, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
HALVOR STUPPY AND LELA BROWN MARRIED
A quiet wedding occurred at the home of Rev. E.L. Worley, Saturday evening, Nov. 24th, when Lela Brown became the bride of Halvor (Bub) Stuppy. The bride is the daughter of John A. Strickhorn and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed T. Stuppy.
The single ring ceremony was read at 6 p.m. with Mrs. Donald Yates, the bride's sister, and Dennis W. Brown, the little son of the bride, attending. Other members of the wedding party were John Strickhorn and Janet Yates. After the ceremony the entire group dined at Lamson's at Crown Point.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Stuppy are well known in this community. The bride was graduated from Lowell high school and for several years has made her home with her father near Shelby.
The bridegroom was recently honorably discharged from the army. During his 3 1/2 years in the service he was a member of the colorful 82nd airborne division which spearheaded invasions from North Africa to Holland. He is employed at Standard Oil Company in Whiting.
The following December 11, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 4:
Halvor Stuppy and Ed Jackson Injured in Auto Accident
Halvor (Bub) Stuppy and Ed Jackson were victims of Tuesday morning's dense fog.
Enroute to work at Armour Laboratory in Kankakee, a milk truck pulled out of a lane onto state road 2, just over the state line and the two vehicles collided.
An ambulance was called from Grant Park, and at St. Mary's hospital in Kankakee, Mr. Stuppy is being treated for two broken legs. One is broken just below the joint. He also suffered a bump on his head and a cut which required a stitch to close.
Mr. Jackson sustained a leg fracture and is confined to his bed at home, Jackson's 1952 Hudson is a total loss, the force of the impact shoving the engine back to the front seat.
Friends wish them complete recovery. Stuppy's injuries will hospitalize him for a period of six to eight weeks.